The influence of vegetation on rain garden hydrological performance

  title={The influence of vegetation on rain garden hydrological performance},
  author={Jia-Qiu Yuan and Nigel P. Dunnett and Virginia R. Stovin},
  journal={Urban Water Journal},
  pages={1083 - 1089}
Abstract Rain gardens are increasingly adopted in urban areas to mitigate urban stormwater impacts. They provide an opportunity to adopt taxonomically diverse plantings to enhance habitat and aesthetic value. However, few studies to date have quantified how rain garden hydrological performance is affected by vegetation type. In the present study, two vegetation types were considered: taxonomically diverse communities composed of forb-rich perennials; and mown grasses, as well as a bare soil… 

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