Go to the Blue Thumb website to apply for financial assistance to create rain gardens, porous surfaces, shoreline plantings and more! Also get help with landscaping design!
Rain Gardens: How To
Find information on the benefits of rain gardens and how to start one.
Rain Garden Standards and Design Examples
Considering installing a rain garden on your property, but don’t know where to start? The Oakdale Environmental Management Commission has put together a simple educational packet (PDF) on how to test water infiltration in your yard, how to size your rain garden, and how to construct the rain garden area for proper drainage. There are also design examples for a bird and butterfly rain garden or a native prairie rain garden to take the guesswork out of what types of plants to use to create a beautiful and functional rain garden!