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Rain gardens

Lynn M. Steiner

Rain gardens

sustainable landscaping for a beautiful yard and a healthy world

by Lynn M. Steiner

  • 330 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by MBI Pub. Co. LLC and Voyageur Press in Minneapolis, MN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rain gardens,
  • Runoff,
  • Management,
  • Ecological landscape design

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesSustainable landscaping for a beautiful yard and a healthy world
    StatementLynn M. Steiner and Robert W. Domm
    ContributionsDomm, Robert W.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD657.4 .S74 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24885827M
    ISBN 109780760340448
    LC Control Number2011024587

    A rain garden is a garden planted in a depressed area to encourage water collection. This design enables rain gardens to trap stormwater before it becomes runoff and filter it before it’s absorbed into the soil. The plants in a rain garden have high tolerance for excess moisture and the increased levels of nutrients often found in stormwater.   Rain gardens are quickly becoming popular in the home garden. A pretty alternative to more conventional methods of improving yard drainage, a rain garden in your yard not only provides a unique and lovely feature, but can also help the a rain garden design .

      Since rain gardens use native wetland plants, they can make an attractive, low-maintenance addition to your garden. Scout out your yard for an ideal rain garden spot, then dig a small basin to fill with compost and add your new plants. Once you've planted your rain garden, weed and mulch it routinely to keep your rain garden : K. Rain gardens typically have three zones in their design: zone 3 (least amount of water saturation), zone 2 (occasional standing water events) and zone 1 (normal to frequent water saturation). Choosing the proper plants for each zone of your rain garden is important for plant water uptake and diminishing the chances of flooding.

    Rain Garden Plant List – the Official “Rain Garden Plants that Will Not Fail” List, vetted by us (Shannan and Susan) For more experienced gardeners choose from: Rain Garden Complete Plant List. Try out some in the “Plants to Try” section! For new gardeners: The Rain Garden "Top 20" plant list - see page 25 of the Coursepack. Contact D. H. Hill Jr. Library. 2 Broughton Drive Campus Box Raleigh, NC () James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Partners Way.


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Rain gardens by Lynn M. Steiner Download PDF EPUB FB2

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And why shouldn't it. It is written by a couple of by: This book gives comprehensive information on how to plan and build rain gardens. Two approaches are included - one can use the directions for the average person or using the information in the side bars use the more mathematical/engineering methods.

I have this on Kindle and then bought a hard s: Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Rain gardens book Water-Efficient Garden by Apryl Uncapher Rain gardens book $ The Rain Garden Planner by Terry Wallace Hardcover $ Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of /5(11).

This was much more useful than the other book I read on the topic (Rain Gardens: Bringing Water to Life in the Designed Landscape). Woefle-Erskine provides practical advice on how to plan, site, design, and dig your rain garden/5.

I was looking for information on rain gardens. This book gives good guidelines on how to plan, install and maintain a rain garden. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Swantek. out of 5 stars Common sense rain garden advice.

Reviewed in the United States on Novem /5(11). Filled with practical, manageable solutions for small and large-scale implementations and utilizing authoritative research with state-of-the-art case studies from all over the world, Rain Gardens 4/5(5).

The book is actually an interesting read; more than just an instructional manual. The book goes into excellent detail on bed prep, rain garden design, and plant selection. The book also does a good job of covering other ornamental gardening basics/5(16).

The Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington is a guide for helping people plan, design and build rain gardens to assist in controlling stormwater.

This guide can be used by homeowners, landscapers, landscape architects, engineers and others to implement Rain Gardens in Western Washington for regulatory as well as non-regulatory requirements.

What a Rain-Garden Looks Like and How It Functions In the Flint Hills Eco-region and other parts of Kansas where prairie is the dominant historic vegetative community, rain-gardens can look and function much like a perennial garden. The difference is that rain-gardens are intentionally designed to absorb the first inch or so of.

A rain garden also reduces the amount of lawn chemicals and pet wastes that may otherwise run off into local lakes and rivers. In some communities, the runoff problem is so big that homes with rain gardens qualify for a tax break. Call your municipality to learn your local policy.

In this article, we’ll tell you how to design, build and plant. - Explore Hoffman Nursery's board "Rain Gardens (Idea Book)", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Rain garden, Rain garden design, Plants pins. Thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated, the book is approachable for beginners, yet contains detailed information for landscape professionals.

It contains easy to follow instructions on how to located, size, and design raingardens, soil preparation, plant select A valuable raingarden reference guide for homeowners and professional /5(7). Rain gardens should never be placed within 4 metres of a septic bed, and if uphill of a septic system, they should be at least 15 metres away.

Rain gardens placed near any type of steep slope (more than 15%) have the potential to cause land slides because of the excess water being absorbed into the soil. Create a Raingarden. Raingardens serves as water filters, collecting. a rain garden is based on a planter, it will normally be most convenient to place it below the downpipe and close to the receiving drain.

Most gardens slope away from buildings and It is usual to establish a rain garden on a gentle slope – the steeper it is, the more difficult it. Rain Gardens: A Manual for Central Florida Residents 5 Building a Rain Garden Step 1: Size and Placement In many parts of the country, slope becomes an issue when constructing a rain garden, but in Florida, that is rarely a problem.

Rain gardens combine the beauty of a flower bed with a kind of pond that collects stormwater. Learn how to create a rain garden in your yard or landscape with this. Day 5: Protecting our water 5 Activity 1: Design a rain garden Introduction New construction in many towns and cities is increasing the amount of impervious surfaces —.

Rain gardens that do not have an underdrain are very effective at capturing water and pollutants. All water captured by the rain garden and all pollutants in that water are removed from the storm sewer system.

Rain gardens that have an underdrain are less effective. Most of the water that enters the rain garden, typically 80 percent or more. A rain garden is a shallow planted depression designed to hold water until it soaks into the soil.

A key feature of eco-friendly landscape design, rain gardens—also known as bio-infiltration basins—are gaining credibility and converts as an important solution to stormwater runoff and pollution.

Creating Rain Gardens – Capturing the Rain for your own Water-Efficient Garden by Cleo Woelfe-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher (Timber PressISBN ) The above books are made available through RHS Libraries.A rain garden is typically a few yards across. Size really depends on soil type and how much space you have.

An average rain garden size for a single family home varies from to square feet. The depression of the rain garden should create a 6-inch drop from surrounding grade.Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest shows you how to trap and filter dirty water safely in your yard—and how to do that with a beautiful addition to your home.

Zsofia Pasztor, a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, shares what she’s learned over the years experimenting with rain gardens in the challenging clay and hardpan soils of.