How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard

It's a beautiful flower bed—and a reservoir for yard and roof runoff

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Level
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spade

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1-1/2-in. river rock
  • Decorative rocks and boulders
  • PVC pipe
  • Landscape fabric
  • Native plants and grasses