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Regulatory Rain Garden Factsheet, Maintenance Checklists, and Guidance
Maintenance and Care of A Rain Garden Factsheet

RGMainpreviewA detailed but user-friendly 6-page factsheet covering all aspects of maintenance for anyone caring for a rain garden.

  • Recommendations for maintenance by season
  • Special care for new rain gardens
  • Weekly and monthly checklist for owners or landscapers to track maintenance activities
  • Illustrated troubleshooting tips
  • List of additional resources
Maintenance and Care of A Rain Garden Factsheet

RGMainpreview Just the basic “to-do” list for routine maintenance.

  • Formatted for use by municipal staff, landscapers and others to document maintenance activities, particularly for raingardens installed to meet State and municipal stormwater management requirements.
  • Maintenance items are placed in order of importance with the most frequent and essential tasks listed first; others performed annually, after large storms or as needed follow.
  • Space for comments is prioritized to ensure communication between field staff and managers.
  • Provides an editable template for use by municipalities, designers, and others to customize for any rain garden based on inspection forms currently in use.
Maintenance and Care of A Rain Garden Factsheet

RGMainpreviewCompanion to the Regulatory Rain Garden Checklist

  • For owners, maintenance supervisors, crew leaders, landscape contractors, and others to understand more about rain garden function and maintenance at a glance.
  • Provides recommended maintenance schedule and troubleshooting tips.
  • Easily customized for new rain gardens.