- Rain Gardens – A rain garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas, the opportunity to be absorbed. This reduces rain runoff by allowing storm water to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater).Â They can be designed for specific soils and climates.Â The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality in nearby bodies of water. Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.
- Edible Landscapes and Garden Beds – Eating locally is easy when you can cook what grows in your own garden.Â Cultivating your own grub is a great way to cut down on your carbon footprint, reduce pesticide load and encourage a produce-heavy diet, full of easy-to-grow, healthy-to-eat crops like greens, tomatoes and herbs.
- Drainage Solutions – Standing water in your yard isn’t just an inconvenient nuisance; it can kill your grass and other plants, ruining your landscape. Standing water can also be a health hazard, harboring mosquitoes and other pests. If you have a problem with poor drainage in your yard, we can help correct it.
- Landscape Features – Berms are used to control erosion and sedimentation by reducing the rate of surface runoff. The berms either reduce the velocity of the water, or direct water to areas that are not susceptible to erosion, thereby reducing the adverse effects of running water on exposed topsoil. A mound is a general term for an artificial heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris.Â Both of these can add height and dimension to an otherwise flat area of the landscape.
- Flora installation – Since we believe in creating sustainable environments, we will work with you to pick the correct plants for all the places in outdoor living area so you can enjoy your space for years to come.