What’s the difference between a Rain Garden and a Swale?

Rain garden, bio swale, dry creek bed. These aren't the most familiar terms to the average gardener. In the coming years these types of earthworks are crucial in increasing local water supply, water quality, controlling floods, and cleaning up our oceans and beaches. Why? Because contouring the soil in your garden slows water down, spreads it across the landscape and allows it to soak into the soil. Healthy living soil is the best option we have for filtering water to clean i