Getting Help With Rain Gardens

Congratulations!  You have made the first step toward building your very own rain garden. What is next?  Pick how you would like to proceed.

Would you like to read a handbook on how to design and build your rain garden? 

Would you like to take an online video class to take you step-by-step through designing your own rain garden? Sign up here to take it at your own pace - at your own computer!

You would rather take a class in person - with other people who are also designing their own rain garden? Sign up here to take the winter class.

I can do it myself - with a little help from my friends. Join the Master Rain Gardener Facebook Group. Post your plans, your yard photos - ask for advice from the MRG hive mind. They will advise and encourage!

I can do it myself! I just need a little advice. If you live in Washtenaw County, Water Resources staff will come out to your yard and analyze where your rain garden should go - and how to solve drainage issues.

I want to hire a landscaper to build it for me. How do I find one who knows how? Here is our list of Certified Rain Garden Landscapers, who have taken the Master Rain Gardener class, and built a rain garden that we have inspected. They know how to do it.

I have a Wet BasementWhat do I do? Any of the above will help you figure out what to do. A rain garden is one tool in the toolbox of possible fixes for a wet basement.

Would you like to sign up for e-mails? We send a few e-mails with announcements for the classes, plant sales - helpful info if you are building a rain garden. Sign up below!

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Master Rain Gardener Scarlett Bennett and her rain garden next to Portage Lake