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Why build a Rain Garden?

Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]

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Alleviate rainwater runoff problems with rain gardens

There are many reasons to create landscapes in our yards – to add softness to the harsh angles of a home, to make the transition from the natural environment to the built environment appear more seamless, to abide by deed restrictions for foundation planting or simply to foster a passion for gardening. What if these […]

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How to Install a Rain Garden (Video)

Rain Garden Installation Guide Raingardens are a great way to utilise rainwater from your rooftop and reduce stormwater runoff.  Rainwater can also be directly harvested into water tanks for use as garden irrigation water or for domestic use.  To see what types of rainwater tanks and water tanks are available in South Africa, see below.

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Rain garden design tips

Rain gardens are one way of reducing and managing stormwater runoff.  When planning one, contact your local nursery and explain what conditions the plants will have to deal with.  Wherever possible, choose indigenous species. See an earlier rain garden post that contains a written explanation of how to build a rain garden.  If rain gardens […]

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