Check out this information packet about how to deal with stormwater runoff including plants that tolerate wet bottoms.

Rainscaping: Water Resources Research Institute

NCSU Extension’s page on Backyard Rain Gardens

Information on Backyard Rain Gardens here that includes:

  •  Common Rain Garden Questions Answered
  •  Quick Steps to Building a Rain Garden
  •  Additional  Information

More detailed information from NCSU Extension on rain garden construction as well as information on how to find the perfect location.

Plants and Ponds: Managing Ponds for Aesthetic and and Environmental Enrichment

You’ll need plants for your rain garden that will thrive in our climate and soils and are, of course, native. Check out this list for Brunswick County.

Extensive information about Managing Water Runoff, Rain Gardens, Pond Management, and Native Plants for these areas can be found here at the Extension page on becoming a Low Impact Homeowner.

Clemson Rain Garden Plants Introduction

Clemson Rain Gardens  Manual