Join Reep Green Solutions to take a virtual tour of the newly constructed rain garden at the Waterloo Service Centre and learn the steps involved in building a rain garden of your own!
Specifically, we will discuss:
-The benefits of rain gardens to make our yards healthier, reduce flooding, and attract pollinators
-How to assess your own property to determine if a rain garden is right for you
-The steps to take in order to plan out and construct a rain garden
-The important role of native plants in a rain smart landscape
-How you can receive stormwater credits on your water bill for managing rain where it falls using rain gardens and other techniques.
Rain gardens are constructed to capture a large volume of water, typically flowing out of a downspout. Rain gardens differ from conventional gardens because they are dug out and filled with a special mix of soil, sand and compost, enabling the garden to act like a sponge. They can provide habitat for pollinators and soak up rain so that it can reduce pollution and risk of flooding downstream.
Becca Robinson | Workshop Facilitator, Landscape Designer for Reep Green Solutions
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