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#411171 Mar 19th, 2022 at 01:46 PM
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Has anyone on here previously built a Raingarden? A garden designed to be a water sink, to help lower over land runoff?


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Shani #411172 Mar 19th, 2022 at 04:05 PM
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I have not...but now you have me curious..I will have to look that up.


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Shani #411173 Mar 20th, 2022 at 04:36 AM
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No, I haven't either Shani but I did use that style of gardening over my septic field bed. The black eyed susan's and echinacea just thrive with the extra water.

Do you have a run off problem from your down spout's on your home?


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Shani #411234 Mar 31st, 2022 at 08:47 AM
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My whole backyard floods when it rains and takes forever to dry. It's been 3 weeks since the mud dried up in the front yard and yet the back is in horrible shape, can't let the kids out back there yet. And I need them out of here! The city has a rebate program for putting one in. I'm going to get a consultation to see if I qualify. The Drainage back there is horrible. It was okay the first few years we were here but last summer and this spring... I don't know who did one but something has changed.


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Shani #411392 May 4th, 2022 at 07:46 AM
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Hello,
I had a meeting with the Raingarden consultant about installing a garden here and we've determined that the from yard is perfect as all the rainwater runs over the lawn straight into the storm drains. It looks like If I can build a Rain Garden of 5.3 square meters (57 sq ft), I can get a city Rebate enough to cover the cost of building the garden. Now I just need to convince my kids to dig a big trench for the bed. The Garden has to be 40 cm (15 inches) deep lined with compost and mulch leaving a 20cm (8-inch) depression. I have to reroute the downspout to feed into the Garden for water input. In this case, I think I'll build an arch over our walkway to support the downspout on its way to the lawn, the other choice is to lift part of the walkway and bury the spout to the garden. Lay down some rocks to protect the input area and output if there is too much water to be absorbed.

So IF the city wants to pay for me to build a new garden, who am I to argue.


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Shani #411393 May 4th, 2022 at 09:08 AM
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Good luck with your venture Shani. Is there any one near you that has completed one to help guide you along the way?


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Shani #411396 May 4th, 2022 at 07:07 PM
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Wow that’s great.





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