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.
Once some of this water subsides, you might be in the market for some pavers or steppers to create walkways, outdoor living zones or definition around your home.
We have a new range of beautiful, natural stone steppers and pavers in the yard that can provide a practical and timeless solution where you want to create walkways, or create definition or hard outdoor living areas around your garden.
We’ve had some much needed rain, and it is a very good time to get in to those garden beds, pull out the weeds, and top up the beds with a nice thick blanket of mulch. There are lots of different mulches to choose from and we have put together a quick run down of our top 5 tree mulches to give you an idea of some of what types of applications they suit best.