Native plants work great in rain gardens – they are adapted to our wet winters, and drought-tolerant in the summer once they are established.Read More
Rain gardens and bioretention facilities are landscaped depressions that slow down and filter stormwater from roads, hardscape, and roofs.
Special maintenance attention is needed during the first 3 years of establishment.Read More
It is often thought that you need a large space in order to compost or that you will end up with an unsightly pile of rotting food in your garden but there are many ways to compost and effectively manage it so it doesn’t smell or become unsightly.Read More
Cisterns are large storage tanks that collect rainwater from the roofs of houses, barns, businesses and schools. They only differ from rain barrels in their size, and can collect thousands of gallons of water annually.Read More
Benefits of permeable paving: • improve drainage • convert soggy lawn to usable space • create contrast in your garden • reduce erosion of adjacent soil/mulch • reduce icy walkways • create fewer puddlesRead More
While rain gardens may not be for everyone (or every yard), there are a lot of other great ways to beautify your landscape, reduce maintenance and costs, and put the rain to work in your yard! Bog gardens, rain barrels, amending your soil, filter strips, terraces, buffers, berms, splash blocks, layered plantings, permeable pathways . . . the list goes on.