Rain Garden – plants in!

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The Rain Garden was installed last fall, and topped with pine fines mulch for the winter.  This spring, we refined the grading and removed most of the mulch for use in other areas.

The soil at this site is extremely sandy, so standing water will be rare.  We installed native sedges in the lowest areas of the swale, and they should hold the sandy soil quite well.

Over the next few months, as the plants establish, we’ll introduce the downspout water.

Published by Alexia Landscape Architect; Re-Ecology LTD

Designing with systems, both natural and man-made, in mind, with a careful consideration of stewardship and maintenance, will go far in creating a sustainable design.

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