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Dry Riverbeds Solve Water Runoff
Spring rains don't have to lead to slides. Dry riverbeds redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape
Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Runoff
Help rainwater absorb slowly back into the earth with paving grids, gravel beds and other porous systems
"stormwater runoff. I have distinct memories of watching my bunny rabbit’s cage float down... stormwater runoff. Another simple and straightforward way is to make sure that the landscape... direct roof runoff into several low places in the landscaping where the water can be absorbed... excess runoff away from the house to buried water collecting barrels. I inch of... a good runoff system, our neighbor inherited our problem. With small lots, there..."
Ditch the Ordinary Ditch: Create a Realistic Dry Creek Bed
"water runoff system into an eye-catching accent for your landscape... of roof run-off descended. A rain chain, and small dry bed have turned this area into... control run-off into our creeks. They provide design help specific to your needs,... amount of run-off you end up keeping off the streets and out of the storm sewers. Their... lot of runoff (some). It would be mostly decorative. But I DO have a lot of weeds..."
Easy Ways to Manage Stormwater for Lower Bills and a Healthier Earth
Send cleaner runoff into local waterways and spend less on yard irrigation with these simple landscaping approaches
"cleaner runoff into local waterways and spend less on yard irrigation with these simple... of that runoff. Fortunately, for the sake of our rivers, streams and shorelines, the... nutrient-laden runoff and by releasing cleaner water into natural waterways.... ground, and runoff water. During heavy thunderstorms we often watched how the paved street... fertilizer runoff. It saves money and work, not only in your own garden, and helps the..."
Design With Weather: Introduce a Rain Chain
6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted
Leaky, costly, a pain to maintain ... nope, nope and nope. Get the truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate
"on in runoff from green roofs was consistent. Runoff phosphorous concentration from... little runoff from the green roofs, phosphorous in the green roof runoff was very... asphalt roof runoff; however, in storms where there was more runoff from the green roofs... stormwater runoff, which is a major component in urban flooding and water-quality issues... sewer runoff, no doubt it makes sense to retain water on roof in a green roof. This..."
Living Roofs Crown Green Design
Living roofs save energy, improve air, water, curb appeal — and the view from above doesn't hurt either
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"stormwater runoff finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes.... stormwater runoff. What works best in cold snowy climates (like Michigan) where shoveling... deal with runoff by the use of gutters and barrels. I then use the water to water my... of roof run-off, Gutter/drainpipes must lead into underground conduits directly into... carrying run-off into a grey-water system (either above or below grade). The run-off..."
Protect a Precious Resource With a Rain Garden
"about the runoff from the uphill farm. Most runoff is due to impervious cover, but a... dealt with runoff from the width of our client's property as well as runoff from the neighbor... handles the runoff from our sump pump and our new patio. Two pipes lead water into it.... would runoff into the lake. There are probably low-growing natives that bloom seasonally... all that runoff go directly to the creek instead of leaving sporadic puddles on its..."
Renovation Detail: The Ribbon Driveway
Grass paired with concrete for the driveway is more than just pleasing to the eye — it's good for the environment and your home
How to Find the Right Native Plants for Your Yard
9 Cooling Rooftop Gardens
How to Install a Green Roof
Patio Pavers Rock Out
Patio Pavers Go Green in Between
Kind to the environment and easy on the eyes, pavers with moss or other foliage in the joints create a charming permeable hardscape