The primary goal of a rain garden is to capture run-off from hard surfaces such as roofs, driveways, and sidewalks in order to evaporate the water or allow it to be used by the soil and trees. Another benefit of rain gardens is to attract native wildlife and give them a natural habitat.
Where should a rain garden be installed? Look for a space along areas where water is flowing.
Watch the video for more rain garden facts and advice on how to install a rain garden!
How is a koi pond actually installed in a yard? Here's a timelapse covering a half-day installation of an aquascape feature, including excavation, adding the liner and skimmer, and more. If you want the ultimate YouTube pond installation idea, look no farther!
Need advice for starting a garden in the spring? Here is some advice about how to water the new plants in your garden:
💦After aeration and seeding this fall, make sure to provide your lawn with short, frequent waterings to establish the new seed.
☘️Somewhere between 14 and 21 day mark, drop down to a longer once-daily watering. This will allow the water to absorb deeper into the soil.
📆 After about six weeks, your lawn should be established enough to return to a normal watering schedule.
Watch the video for more details about watering your garden!
The difference between annuals and perennials is basic: annuals need to be replanted every year, while low-maintenance perennials can be planted once and will bloom year after year. Unfortunately, a hard frost will kill annuals, but perennials can survive a frost.
🌺 Annuals require more water, but are more lush.
☘️ Perennials do not create as beautiful of a background, but are hardier.
🌷 Perennials do provide structure to your landscape.
Watch the video for more about the debate between annuals and perennials!
Corrugated pipe vs. PVC pipe: which one is better for drainage?
Pros of corrugated pipe:
It is cheap, very flexible, comes in large rolls, and requires no adapters to install.
Cons of corrugated pipe:
Ridges on the inside allows debris to easily clog the pipe.
Pros of PVC pipe:
It is smooth and does not easily clog.
It is typically the better choice between corrugated pipe and PVC pipe.
Cons of PVC pipe:
It requires adapters to get around bends, it only comes in 10-foot segments, and it is more expensive.
So which one should you choose? Watch the video below for our conclusion, and tips on installing corrugated pipe and PVC pipe for drainage!
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