Rain Gardens



I live in Etobicoke and we have just done some work on our front steps. There is left over concrete, cinder blocks and brick. I was thinking of repurposing this material into a rain garden for my front garden (none of the plants would be eaten) however I’m just wondering about if I should be concerned about using these materials? If so, what are your suggestions for a rock/rain garden?


Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.

The Toronto Region Conservation Authority has prepared a detailed “how to” on rain gardens which should answer your questions on rain gardens.

A complete guide to building and maintaining a rain garden

Depending on aesthetics, you may be able to use some of the materials you have left over to manage water overflows in your rain garden.