Rain Garden Design – Rain Garden Series Part Two We Provided Simple Steps To Calculate The Size Of Your Rain Garden

Prepare to have your rain garden materials at website prior to excavation.

Then the contractor can place the materials for you, I’d say if you have a large area. That said, for smaller sites, after this place is excavated to your calculated depth, you can place soil amendments in with a wheel barrel. If you are amending the soils, consider that although the rain garden depression depth is ’68’ deep, that will need to be accounted for during excavation. Therefore in case your calculated depression came to 6” and you are wanting to add in 8” of amended soils, the total excavation depth might be 6” + 8” = 14” deep.

That ensures that when you add in your 8” of soils, you will still have a 6” depression that allows for holding the stormwater in the rain garden.

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All rain gardens need occasional weeding and replenishing of mulch. Weeds could be pushed out by the growing plants, as the garden matures. Accordingly the mulch will need to be raked periodically and replenished or freshened next spring and every spring after that. Most places will deliver materials for a fee or you can pick them up from your retailer. Lots of landscape nurseries carry most of the supplies you may need for your convenience. Therefore, take a look at this list of suppliers in our area that can So there’re a couple of options, in order to excavate. However, whenever taking out soil can be done with a tiller and shovels, or you may look for to hire a contractor to dig this place for you, how large or small your garden might be. There’re many local contractors that can a perfect drink of water to must provide watering on a regular basis for the first growing season while the plants are establishing.

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With your design calculations, you must have an idea of how much soil amendment, plants and mulch you will need. Just think for a moment. Additional materials might include rock, decorative rock bordering, landscape edging or gutter extensions and irrigation supplies just like drip hoses, according to your project. Nevertheless, we look forward to hosting another Spring Rain Garden Academy! Have you heard of something like this before? This event could be held on Friday, April 11 at Carroll Electric in Huntsville. Of course this workshop will provide both classroom and ‘hands on’ training on how to design and install a rain garden. Participants will get to throughout the training. Registration is required, sign up today!


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