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rain gardens

Bioretention ponds are a sophisticated feature of rain gardens.

Bioretention Ponds Bioretention ponds are essentially a sophisticated feature of rain gardens. Not every rain garden needs a bioretention zone. Many rain gardens can exist in blissful simplicity. But on sites with serious drainage issues, large quantities of water, it may be necessary to do some excavation work. Layers of different sized strata help with […]

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What is a rain garden? From an article elsewhere on our blog: “Rain gardens are the future of stormwater management. Imagine a system that harnesses nature to re-engineer a site to capture and sequester toxic runoff before it even starts. And habitat restoration with native plants for butterfly + pollinator gardens are part of the

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Native plants in rain gardens flowering in Niskayuna, NY.

Rain Gardens in Niskayuna, NY In beautiful Niskayuna, NY near the Mohawk River, there are a lot of families who have called our company in recent years to create new rain gardens on their wetland adjacent properties. We love this work. Rain gardens are the future of stormwater management. Imagine a system that harnesses nature

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Lake George Rain Gardens

More Rain Gardens. In spring a while ago, we designed and installed some rain gardens in Lake George. The gardens were created at an inn right on the lake. Later, we added more plants into the design. Recently we stopped by to see the progress of these Lake George rain gardens in their maturity. Native

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rain gardens

Rain Gardens in NY This past week found us planting a series of Rain Gardens in NY by a lake. These rain gardens were composed entirely of native plants. Pictured here is the shade garden. Species include Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Heart Leafed Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadensis), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica),

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Lake George Rain Gardens

In the spring of 2012, we designed and installed some rain gardens in Lake George. The gardens are at an inn right on the lake. This spring we added more plants into the design. This week I stopped by to see the progress of these Lake George rain gardens one year later. Native plant species

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Lake George Rain Gardens Progress A recent year we collaborated with some other local contractors on a large rain garden project in Lake George, NY. This week we returned to take some photos of the rain gardens progress. Shown above is the rain garden that we manipulated to behave as a wetland habitat; this piece

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