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CASE STUDY: Rain Garden

A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns. Our rain garden is located in the center of our circular driveway and follows the natural slope of the land. This “dry creek” will allow water to flow across the driveway with little to no erosion to the driveway.

Here is how we did it:

  1. Dug out and defined the creek size and depth

  2. Laid down the landscape fabric

  3. Harvested rocks from the land

  4. Filled in with cobble

  5. Landscape with native plants


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