The first garden is in the front, between the house and the street. It takes runoff from the garage, and a small portion of lawn to the left. Because the soil was compacted during construction, this one drains very slowly. I saw two mourning doves use it for a bath, and the frogs like it.
This one drains much faster, because it's close to the lake. If it overfills, water empties via a small spillway here (the gravel on the left).