Native Swale Mix is used in natural bioswales, broad, shallow channels, densely planted with a variety of trees, shrubs, and grasses, designed to attenuate and in some cases infiltrate runoff from adjacent impervious surfaces, allowing pollutants to settle out in the process.
Native Swale Mix
The Native Swale mix has been designed specifically for this use. It is comprised of native species that establish quickly and provide phytoremediation of storm water.
A rain garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas, the opportunity to be absorbed. This reduces rain runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater). They should be designed for specific soils and climates. The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality in nearby bodies of water and to ensure that rainwater becomes available for plants as groundwater rather than being sent through stormwater drains straight out to sea. Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.