Thank goodness for this beautiful rain we are finally having! Let’s just hope that they are also getting it where it is needed even more than here. It seems timely to talk now about rain gardens and how they can be both a beautiful and functional feature of your garden.
A rain garden is usually constructed in a depressed area that collects rain water from a roof, walkway or driveway. It filters nutrients and pollutants, and allows the water to soak into the ground. When planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff and flooding from your property. Rain gardens help conserve valuable water and create excellent habitat for birds and butterflies.
If you are considering a rain garden on your property, keep these points in mind:
As always, if you need a hand calculating which products would be best for your rain garden, and how much, give us a call on 5453 7100 and we will point you in the right direction.
Crushed White 20mm pebble is a firm favourite amongst professional landscapers and designers and home gardeners alike. It is suitable for so many applications and looks amazing in all types of landscape design.
The chilly winds seem to have chased the rain away and it is the perfect time to get a generous layer of mulch down to lock in the moisture, keeps the weeds at bay and keep your plants warm.