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Plan-it Earth Design

Planting wetland plants in the flood zone and creating cross-contour swales to slow down surface water are what we've been discussing here.

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Randall Custom Homes

Here is a recent project in Austin Texas design by Steve Degroot.

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Urban Trees
Chicago suburbs Rain garden built on a problematic site with poor drainage and damaged drain tile infrastructure. The town refused to repair the drainage tile, so Rain garden seemed as an appropriate solution. The garden 30'x 20' x2' is filled with mostly wetlands plants, with the exception of few hardy perennials. The garden is only 2 months old but it seems to be absorbing the extra water. The true test will be next year after the spring rain season. #lovemyraingarden
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