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Finding your rain garden location – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the series. At this point you should have a specific location selected for your rain garden with help from Part 1. Now we need to evaluate your prospective location’s drainage with a combination of observations … Continue reading

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Finding your rain garden location – Part 1

So now that you have located and calculated your water sources, you need somewhere to put them. Experience and creativity are invaluable when selecting your rain garden location. But what’s that you say? You have no experience? You are in … Continue reading

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Calculating your water sources – Part 2

Now sump pump rain gardens are an interesting animal. Sump pumps offer measured water at a consistent velocity, but are not as straight forward to quantify as your other water sources. They can contribute water long after a rain storm … Continue reading

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Calculating your water sources – Part 1

After you have located your potential water sources you’ll want to quantify the amount of water they’ll be sending into your rain garden. First you will need to decide the size of rainfall you’d like to size your rain garden … Continue reading

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Locating your water sources

Your first step to installing a rain garden is to locate the water source(s) you want to use for your rain garden. Your water source will probably depend on your motives for installing a rain garden. And those motives tend … Continue reading

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