Rain garden

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Rain garden

A shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in the landscaping to receive runoff from hard surfaces, such as a roof, sidewalk, or driveway. Rain gardens slow the rush of water from these hard surfaces and hold the water for a short period of time, allowing the water to naturally filter into the ground. Rain gardens help control stormwater runoff.
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Land preservation specialist Jim Kleinwachter will show how rain barrels and rain gardens work and how to install them.
Tenders are invited for works include installation of green infrastructure; 22 rain gardens, 15 tiered rain gardens, and 27 stormguardens; see outside link.
Other strategies could include building rain gardens, fountains, lakes, turning a bus station roof into a green one, developing rainwater reservoirs and reusing rainwater for flushing toilets, heating, or watering lawns.
Bioswales are often confused with rain gardens, which function similarly but are intended for light to modest rainfall.
In fact, they can now come up with catalytic interventions on two concerns, namely (1) Transportation transformation and (2) Putting up Edible Rain Gardens.
RAIN gardens are being planted at the heart of a community in Swansea to reduce the risk of flooding and to improve habitats for wildlife.
The environmentally friendly area features tree-lined boardwalks, rain gardens and other biodiverse vegetation.
The editors have organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in five sections devoted rain gardens and bioretention, green streets and hardscapes, green roofs, design methods, and case studies and watershed retention.
This lecture will include an overview of rain gardens, safety concerns and landscaping ideas.
Rain gardens are ''a great idea for any part of the country.
I recently discovered that my city has a stormwater-quality grant program for people looking to establish rain gardens.
Rain gardens are designed to catch storm runoff from rooftops, patios, sidewalks, roads and other impervious satiates, During a storm, rain gardens will fill with a few inches of water that gradually filter into the ground.