Earlier this year the city of Des Moines asked this project's homeowner about taking in process photos and videoing our installation to help promote the city's Stormwater Best Management program. This was a perfect sized project for that, and allowed us some extra time to meet the staff and "talk shop"
Enjoy their video-
I thought we would also be training new summer help on this installation, but by the time schedules aligned in June the guys were pretty well good to go!
More installation photos-
|Assessing the grade for pipe
and basin depth consideration
|Marking layout and removing sod begins
|Removing sod at the basin and trenhcing
|Hand digging the rain garden basin
|Getting the rain garden basin level
|Tamping the berm to hold stormwater
Planting included Bee Balm, Prairie Blazingstar, Yarrow, Prairie Dropseed, Black Eyed Susans, Smooth Penstemon, Swamp Milkweed and more.
with Trevor, Andrew, Bennett & Jimmy
The city has a great team and it was a pleasure meeting them and working together in person.
Enjoy the changing seasons!