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Touring the Rain Gardens of East Toronto

(By: Anna Cianni and Truman Kwan)

Rain Gardens United hosted the East End Rain Garden Crawl, to promote the planting of rain gardens and spread awareness of environmental issues. 12 more words


Planting Paradise

The first summer we lived here — 2013 — this median facing an ugly view required a date with two batteries worth of weed whackers at least three times per week. 127 more words

Reality Creation

Rain gardens can mitigate urban flooding

(By: Mansoor Tanweer)

Marc Yamaguchi shows us his rain garden in his front lawn.


Rain Gardens' Impact on Landscaping

As the population expands, more and more impermeable surfaces pop up around the world. Water treatment plants in many major cities have a hard time keeping up with all of this excess runoff. 757 more words


Land Works Observation

Most people recommend waiting and watching your property for the first year you own it, prior to building any land works or planting anything. To an extent, we’ve observed the sunlight and water patterns for almost 3 seasons. 280 more words


WaterSmart Landscape Examples


A WaterSmart landscapes focuses on three main principles: conserving water, improving water quality and providing habitat for wildlife. This is achieved by using native and adapted plants, using little to no fertilizers and pesticides, utilizing less water and requiring less maintenance. 129 more words

Native Plants

OSU Rain Garden Demonstrations

Are you planning on landscaping your lawn this spring and looking for a way to incorporate drought tolerant plants and help improve water quality?  Rain gardens and bioretention cells are a great way to add visual interest to your lawn, which can increase your property value; in addition, they can also help improve water quality by filtering out pollutants and even help alleviate downstream flooding by reducing the amount of runoff from your property.   42 more words