Are you looking for some inspiration for your garden? Head over to Parksville and see the growing trend in gardening. Rain gardens!
There is a new rain garden that has been added at the Parksville Fire Hall.
Rain gardens capture and absorb rainwater runoff from hard surfaces. The captured runoff can contain dirt, fertilizer, chemicals, oil and other pollutants which are filtered out in the rain garden. Water safely percolates into the ground where it recharges groundwater aquifers and contributes to stream flow in dry periods.
Also, because the rain gardens are planted with native plants they are easy to maintain.
Mayor Chris Burger of Parksville said, “Thanks to a partnership with the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society we are proud to have a new attractive rain garden alongside the parking lot at the Parksville Fire Hall.