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Photo of a modern landscaping in Seattle.

Banyon Tree Design PortfolioModern Landscape, Seattle

Permeable paver driveway and rain garden offer a sustainable approach to stormwater managment.

Photo of a modern landscaping in Seattle. —  Houzz
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titlerw wrote:Jun 2, 2014
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    hi--these are Rima pavers used for the driveway, along with molinia grass, lobelia, and other native grasses and perennials. Depth of rain gardens is actually calculated based on the runoff area and soils. It is a site dependent factor but you can easily look up how-to guides in many municipalities, esp. in Seattle. Good luck!

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anniekendall
Annie Thornton added this to Great Home Project: Install a Rain GardenNov 10, 2016

Maintenance: Aside from the weeding and watering needed to establish it, as is necessary with any planting bed, a rain garden is very low-maintenance, especially if you use native plants. “The biggest difference is making sure the basin doesn’t fill up with organic debris or excess mulch over the years — reducing water storage capacity — or that the inlet doesn’t get clogged with debris, especially if it is carrying water through an underground pipe into the rain garden’s basin,” Whitworth says. Permitting: While rain gardens usually don’t require a permit, it’s always good to check with your local building department. “Here in the city of Portland, permits are generally not required unless the slope is greater than 10 percent and you are not in a landslide area. If your rain garden has an overflow drain that leads to the storm system, a permit may be required,” Whitworth says. Depending on where you live, you’ll also want to check with your homeowners association, especially if you’re installing one in the front yard.

falonland
Falon Land Studio LLC added this to How to Design Your Landscape to Slow Down WaterJan 19, 2016

This rain garden at the edge of a permeable driveway catches additional runoff during heavy storms.Next: How to spread water runoff so that it can percolate into the soilMoreTo Manage Stormwater Sustainably, Understand Your SiteSee more guides to saving water at home

What Houzzers are commenting on:

slkamb
Sara added this to Hardscape / LandscapingOct 13, 2018

Rain garden at the edge of a driveway...

holgereckelt
holgereckelt added this to holgereckelt's IdeasMay 22, 2018

Rain garden design for storm water run off

samndawn
samndawn added this to drivewaySep 26, 2017

but would need more color variation than these to contrast with smooth grey house

lincolnhousebirmingham
lincolnhousebirmingham added this to DrivewaysJun 3, 2017

Permeable pavers with rain garden for runoff

adinabaffens
adinabaffens added this to Outdoor ideasJun 1, 2017

This rain garden at the edge of a permeable driveway catches additional runoff during heavy storms.

firecrackerdesignstudio
Firecracker, LLC added this to DILLINGERMay 15, 2017

permeable driveway replacement option + adjacent rain garden

laughydaffodil
laughydaffodil added this to YardApr 9, 2017

This rain garden at the end of a permeable driveway helps to catch water runoff during heavy storms.

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