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.
The best way to get your garden thriving and maximise the warmth and rain provided by Mother Nature, is to mulch. There are so many types of mulch to choose from, and it is important that you pick one that is best for your particular project.
Unscreened sand is soil that has been excavated from dig outs around the Sunshine Coast, and is ideal to use for levelling or filling in low areas. This soil is quite clean, but has not been broken down or sifted in any way and may have roots, weeds, sticks and rocks in it.
Are you making the most of your outdoor space? Given our beautiful, temperate climate, it makes sense to create outdoor rooms & living spaces which add value to your property, add living space to your home, & become a place where you will make happy memories with family & friends.