What is a rain garden? Expert ideas for a waterlogged yard |

A rain garden is a clever landscaping idea designed to capture and absorb excess rainwater. This is particularly effective in areas of high rainfall, or in locations and backyards where drainage is an issue. 

Put simply, a rain garden is much like a pond or bog garden, with a shallow, sloping ditch excavated in the yard, meaning that when there is heavy rainfall or storms, there is a natural course for the water to flow and fill.