Do all rain gardens look weedy and overgrown?
Rain gardens can be planted to look naturalistic, like a meadow, or they can be maintained with a more formal garden appearance. The plants and landscape design that are chosen will determine the appearance. If you think your customers would prefer a garden-like aesthetic over a meadow, simply communicate this need to the landscape architect or engineer. Like any garden, regular maintenance will ensure that it does not become weedy and overgrown. Unlike gray infrastructure, these are living systems and failure to provide regular maintenance to the vegetation will have a noticeable aesthetic impact.