Help with Rain Garden
I'm attempting to make best use of my sump pump / rain gutter water. I have 2 dappled willow shrubs that seem to be doing fine. I had a dappled willow tree which died possibly due to standing water. I planted it on a mound but it was too late. I purchased a french pink pussy willow to take the place of the tree(yet to be planted).
From the pictures you can see where the water is discharged on the ground(not sure what the spout is called).
My dilemna is how do i get the water to drain down the slope to behind the fence where the sewer is. Now that I stripped the area of grass I see some areas of the ground are higher than the other which are pocketing water.
Any suggestions? I plan on filling the muddy areas with river rock. I'm not sure if you can see the black strips in the corner. I plan on lining the edges with those to help to channel the water in this path.
Last question will the shrubs be ok planted in a mound with river rock on it's edges?