Rain Gardens

It’s amazing what a home owner can do to help mitigate stormwater runoff.  Check out Marcus La Fleur’s web site where he took it to the max and implemented seven sustainable stormwater treatments at 168 Elm Avenue in Illinois.  Everything including a green roof, rain garden, rain barrels, bioswale and porous pavement.  Each treatment is documented with information and […]

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Rain Gardens – A Primer

by Risa Edelstein on February 22, 2008

in Rain Gardens

It’s a simple idea.  Capture rain coming off the roof of your house or building, direct it to a landscaped area and let it soak slowly into the ground, replenishing the ground water.  Essentially what mother nature did before we got here. A rain garden allows about 30% more water to soak into the ground […]

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