RAIN GARDENS

A Rain Garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots and compacted lawn areas, the opportunity to be absorbed. They are becoming increasingly more popular throughout the country because they help retain, filter and give plants needed hydration.

They are planted to highlight your existing landscape and can be incorporated into almost any existing site. Whether you have gutters spilling water onto your lawn or large patios creating lots of run-off in a storm, Rain-Gardens are a very functional and key element in sustainable landscaping.

Sustainable Landscape Design will begin with selecting an area in your lawn to optimize water retention, then a depression is dug in the ground to facilitate this retention. Lastly plant material is selected for your particular site to blend your existing environment with native plantings using the correct planting media. This is also a great time to possibly add a gray water.

You may have landed upon this page because you are searching for ways to be more eco-friendly or are trying to ‘go green’, but might not know where to begin. There may be some of you who are specifically looking for a landscape designer and would like to know more about what Sustainable Landscape Design has to offer. Regardless of the reason why you are here, we’re so glad that we get this opportunity to tell you a bit more about Sustainable Landscape Design and why we are the ideal firm to help you transform your outdoor space into a beautiful environmentally friendly landscape.


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