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Category Archives: Rain Garden Installation

Free Rain Garden Manual – 2014 Award Winner

Spring is here! As we watch the snow melt and the puddles form, rain gardens once again become the buzzword of the landscaping community. And after much contemplation, I have decided to release the 60-page rain garden manual I wrote … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Green: Sustainable Rain Garden Design

Follow me down the rabbit hole known as sustainability. The land where questions lead only to more questions. But fear not. Sustainability is not about finding definitive answers; it’s about equipping ourselves with the most current information and tools available … Continue reading

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My Must-Have Rain Garden Tool: The $20 Water Level

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Rain Garden Maintenance Schedule

If a rain garden is designed correctly and the site is prepared well, maintenance is not much different than your typical maintenance for a landscaped bed. That said, I have needed to make adjustments to a majority of my rain … Continue reading

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How to Build a Rain Garden

Like with most landscape installations, how a rain garden is constructed will vary greatly from contractor to contractor and from site to site. So in this section I will cover the following general information that I have learned from constructing … Continue reading

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