Rain Garden Design – Rain Garden Handbook For Western Washington A Guide For Design Installation

rain garden designTostandard mow, blow, and go strategy that sends some commercial landscapers whacking plants and lawns with mowers or hedge trimmers, hereafter revving up toleaf blower to blast toground clean just won’t cut it.

Rain gardens need lusher plantings to catch rain in their leaves and branches and healthy roots to It’s an interesting fact that the light green infrastructure often features a thicker cover of watertrapping mulch. Good rain garden maintenance means saying ‘no’ to Edward Scissorhandsinspired pruning and bare soil. It requires attention to how towater flows into and sometimes out of togarden, and how quickly towater seeps into toground.

to, a handy ‘howto’ for keeping rain gardens functional as well as beautiful. Guide opens with specific recommendations on what tools you’ll need for rain garden maintenance, gives cautionary notes and scary photos! Did you know that the illustrated manual that I featured last week,Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington. Guide for Design, Installation, and Maintenance from Washington State University, is a perfect companion to this new guide from Oregon. Basically, toOregon guide provides a more detailed, indepth examination of how to recognize and fix a multitude of rain garden troubles, toWashington handbook addresses maintenance.

Oregon stormwater experts are recognized leaders in tomaintenance arena.

Tocity of Portland program is so well conceived that one Puget Sound county has made multiple trips to take a glance at their program, even taking photos of toPortland maintenance trucks to replicate them home. Document was a team effort byClackamas County Water Environment Services, Clean Water Services, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Green Girl LDS, Metro, City of Portland Environmental Services, Pacific Landscape Management, and Pacific Sports Turf.

toField Guide includes a calendar showing which season is best for different maintenance activities like weeding, replanting, and pruning. It has a check list for maintenance crews to use in tofield to be certain they don’t miss any important steps. Many of us know that there are clear photos and descriptions of lots of rain garden woes. Anyway, is erosion creating a system of mini rivers draining into torain gardens? Try erosion control matting and refilling tochannels with top soil. And now here is a question. Is sediment creating sandy dams blocking toflow of water into togarden? Get your rake or shovel and get digging. I know that the Field Guide includes a calendar showing which season is best for different maintenance activities similar to weeding, replanting, and pruning. It has a check list for maintenance crews to use in tofield to be sure they don’t miss any important steps. Remember, there’re clear photos and descriptions of various rain garden woes. Fact, is erosion creating a system of mini rivers draining into torain gardens? Try erosion control matting and refilling tochannels with top soil. Is sediment creating sandy dams blocking toflow of water into togarden? Get your rake or shovel and get digging.

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