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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Rain Gardens in Action p2

Finally we are getting some drought relief this week!

Back in May I shared one of the rain gardens we started last year and finished early this spring.  So early in fact that snow fell on our newly installed plants!

Read more here-

With customer photos, here are those new rain gardens and the decorative hillside drainage in action!

I really like how the overflow looks during & right after major rain events.  Once the basins above are full, these emergency overflows go into action. (during top 10% of historic rainfalls)  

These overflows go into a final pool where a drain ties it into the rest of the backyard drainage to move excess water to the front of the home where it drains harmlessly across the yard.

Now that the drainage and water issues are taken care of, we are working on some future plans to make the yard maintenance easier and really tie the space together.

Watch for those photos!

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