20 May '12, 8pm

How to construct a rain garden via @GreenHomeGuide

Managing stormwater efficiently and effectively is a problem with many solutions. Rain gardens and bioswales are two possible solutions , and they're far more sustainable than redirecting water to sewage lines. Both bioswales and rain gardens use plants to absorb excess water that your standard lawn cannot process. Both require soil amending and excavation, though in different ways, and both may be executed with lower-profile plants as needed. Bioswales and rain gardens are similar but have different functions. According to Wikipedia, "Bioswales are landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a swaled drainage course with gently sloped sides (less than six percent) and filled with vegetation, compost and/or riprap. The water's flow path, along with the wide and shallow ditch, is designed to maximize the time water spe...

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  1. 14 Jun '16, 11pm

    Create a rich plant basin to collect and filter storm-water runoff from gutters. Introduction. Overview. Find A Site That Can Absorb Water. Determine the Size and Shape. Remove the Grass. Excavate the Basin. Lay the Inlet Pipe. Fill the Basin.

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