We loved our work, but we craved a smaller city in a milder climate. At the drawing board, the size and narrowness of our space ruled out some great ideas. Also, you may find contractors that are specialized in building rain gardens. For example, underground utilities could interfere where you dig. Department of Ecology The goal of this project was to develop a means of quantifying the value of green roof systems in retaining stormwater.
Upcoming Rain Garden events If nothing is listed below, there are no upcoming rain garden workshops, fairs, tours, or other events in our calendar. In-depth manual covering Low impact development from its planning process, to their long term effects on the environment, including heavy metal impact. Typical project length: A professional crew can accomplish the installation in about a day. Soil that drains faster than 1 inch per hour is great; if it drains at less than a quarter inch per hour you may want to choose a different location. Contains everything the typical private property owner needs to know about rain gardens.
Ultimately, this is one occasion where rain gardens did not work, but this does not mean rain gardens are not a viable solution once design challenges are addressed. Contiene una tabla que incluye varios legumbres o verduras y da información sobre cuándo se sembra en cada región. This short article is full of great tips on how to have successful green stormwater infrastructure at your home or business. This document provides approaches that small to midsize communities can use to incorporate green infrastructure components into work they are doing in public spaces. Intended for home gardeners and small-acreage landowners. By draining water on-site instead of directing it into the stormwater system, rain gardens keep pollutants out of our water bodies and replenish local aquifers. Sightline Institute More on the challenges of the 2011 Ballard rain garden project.
Plants listed alphabetically by botanical or common name. By concentrating our efforts, we created a garden that is rich, intricate and a wonderful place to be. If you qualify, the City of Seattle will pay up to 100% of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns, based on how many square feet of roof runoff is controlled. Your first step is to download the free The handbook will help you design, install and maintain your rain garden. My husband and I worked on this rain garden one Saturday morning. Grass is often planted on top.
Oregon State University Extension This is the 12,000 Rain Gardens rain garden care guide for residents and community members, brought to you in Spanish. Our 7-foot-wide stock-tank water feature direct from the farm supply store is a universal hit. Landscapes for Life This page is a great resources for homeowners and professionals wanting to improve their community and environmental health. This handbook is provided as a guide for residents, home builders, and small project developers in designing green stormwater infrastructure. Rainscaping techniques range from straightforward solutions that include redirecting downspouts to garden beds, setting up rain barrels and cisterns, installing a French drain, digging a dry well, and planting a canopy of trees and shrubs, to progressive approaches such as rain gardens and rainwater harvesting water features. The Seattle Times A guide by Portland, Oregon following the steps of planning, constructing, and maintaining a rain garden, as well as layout ideas and plant lists.
Oregon Sea Grant Similar information to that of the Handbook with different format. With inputs of location, species, tree size, and condition, users will receive an understanding of tree benefits related to greenhouse gas mitigation, air quality improvements, and stormwater interception. This booklet covers seed selection, starting plants indoors, planting seeds outdoors, and starting both herbaceous and woody plants. A tool for lakeshore property owners on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish to improve shorelines for people and salmon. Check the permeability of your soil to be sure that it drains well. Finishing with a section titled Rain Garden Planting Design Templates, this book empowers readers to design and build rain gardens of their own.
The strips run parallel to pavement, at least one foot from the edge, and are situated between the paved surface and a pond, wetland, or other surface water collection system. We wanted to show that rain gardens and being sustainable in our gardens is easy, beautiful and doesn't have to be high tech or expensive. The guide provides least toxic options for your yard and garden to limit your exposure to biologically reactive chemicals, and avoid wiping out good insects, hurting bird life, or polluting the water. This report discusses the connections between stormwater, green infrastructure and real estate. From our first look at the property, we understood that its limited size would challenge us to focus and define our goals. These videos feature short talks given by stormwater experts plus exceptional student speakers. Affordability clearly trumped charm, but the unusual dimensions of the outdoor space and the large living-room window that overlooked the future garden and hills to the west sparked our imaginations.
This is the companion plant list to the Okanagan-Similkameen Rain Garden Guide Book. This fun guidebook was created to help planners, designers and community members use stormwater as a resource in the community, and frame a complex environmental issue as a need for safe, educational public space. This link goes to a podcast of a webinar from January 2018, which discusses how to quantify runoff and pollutant reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape and presents a new crediting system which can be used. Through a series of interviews with green infrastructure experts including Stewardship Partners in eleven different programs across the United States, this thesis explores stakeholder roles in a variety of green infrastructure programs, and considers strategies for improving outreach and overcoming community engagement barriers. It all depends on your site, climate and available conditions for installing each type of system. Includes a table to help.
Covers the benefits to water quality, energy, air quality, climate change, heat islands, community livability, habitat, and public education. A toolkit for informal educators using visual narratives on climate change. Relating indoors and out required creative rethinking of the house, as well as the garden. These documents can be found grouped together on their website. Mindful of our love of food, we allotted one-third of our space to a small fruit orchard and an orderly vegetable garden bordered with river rock. Best locations for rain gardens As a general rule, a rain garden should be twice as long as it is wide and perpendicular to the slope of the yard.
The guide points out what local regulations need to be followed and how to determine slope, drainage rates and texture of the soil. Not every place is suitable. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the rain gardens for the pacific northwest design and build your own gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Puget Sound Partnership This study from The Trust for Public Land summarizes the successes and challenges of water-smart parks and using parks as a tool for stormwater management. National Recreation and Park Association This Great Urban Parks Campaign briefing paper covers planning for equity in parks with green infrastructure.