12 stormwater swales Stories
Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape
Permeable paving, gravel beds and planted areas in your yard can absorb and cleanse stormwater runoff. Here's how it works
"cleanse stormwater runoff. Here's how it works... absorbs stormwater is one of the best things you can do to improve water quality and... to dump stormwater onto paved walkway/patio area. We live on the lake and get more... little stormwater run-off system! Has been a Win Win all round! Storm water is directed... stone swales when used for stormwater control. They are designed and graded like... like swales — linear depressions that receive stormwater — to specifically hold and..."
Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Runoff
Help rainwater absorb slowly back into the earth with paving grids, gravel beds and other porous systems
"about stormwater runoff. I have distinct memories of watching my bunny rabbit’s cage... manage stormwater runoff. Another simple and straightforward way is to make sure that... divert stormwater, please! At least until we find someone reputable who can stop... of your stormwater problem. I have a house on a hill with an inadequately sealed... gradual swale. Dry basement. :) Tip for hot weather: put wet washcloth in freezer..."
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
"discipline of stormwater management. Words like "bioswale," "detention basin" and "permeable... handling stormwater intelligently? More water stays on your property, reducing your... walls, so stormwater management is extremely important. Thankfully, we learned our lessons... manage stormwater and avoid excess fertilizer runoff. It saves money and work, not... incorporates swales (spelled correctly?) that guide rain, runoff water away from the home..."
How Grading Shapes the Ground and Manages Stormwater
"Innovative stormwater management benefits us all. http://www.sscrcd.org/rainwater.php... Other Stormwater Management ElementsPermeable paving. Stormwater runoff comes mostly... areas.Swales: A swale is simply an elongated sloped depression that moves water.... grassy swale at the top of a slope that moves away from the house. Swales can be expressed... like the swale in this image; more complex swales can be curvy, laid with stones, filled..."
How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
Swales, underground pipes or a mix of both — there’s more than one way to distribute water in the garden
"Swales, underground pipes or a mix of both — there’s more than one way to distribute... handle stormwater, and it’s helpful to know your options and be familiar with stormwater... surface with swales, underground with drainage pipes or in combination. Read on to learn... learn how swales work to move water, when they should be used in conjunction with other... the term swale before! Planted systems offer more wildlife value, more Stormwater absorption..."
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
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
"Much stormwater runoff finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes.... vegetated swale ( used to be called ditches ) and design that system to utilize or percolate... reduce stormwater runoff. What works best in cold snowy climates (like Michigan)... Manage Stormwater for Lower Bills and a Healthier Earth Redirecting stormwater into..."
Protect a Precious Resource With a Rain Garden
"there are stormwater requirements in your area, or possible grants for the swale. You... like the swale is working by directing and holding excess stormwater to that area. How... prevent stormwater from getting there. The purpose of rain gardens (and this is what... runoff of stormwater, and help recharge groundwater by allowing water to slowly percolate... building swales to accomplish a similar purpose - to keep more water on their farms..."
Think Like an Architect: Know Your Homesite for a Great Design
See 6 Yards Transformed by Losing Their Lawns
Wondering whether a turf lawn is the best use of your outdoor space? These homeowners did, and they found creative alternatives
10 Solutions for Soggy Soil
If a too-wet garden is raining on your parade, try these water-loving plants and other ideas for handling all of that H2O
Southwest Gardener's October Checklist
Softer light and milder weather make desert gardens a real joy this month, but watch the water and don't forget to plan