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How To Build a Rain Garden With Roofing Runoff Water

A lot can be accomplished by the collective effort of individuals and companies who are willing to make a difference by teaching people how to properly build a rain garden. A great starting point is to utilize the water that drains from roofs as it is easily collectable. Often times a small step in the right direction will build awareness that enables expansion to bigger and more impactful projects.

Having the right contractor can help jump start your efforts. An eco friendly company called True Nature Roofing has made a large impact on the cause along Colorado's Front Range. Local residents interested in their services can find more information regarding True Nature here at Roofing Colorado Springs.

Watch the video below to see how This Old House suggests going about excavating and building a beautiful rain garden.


Featured Information - What Is A Rain Garden?

The Rain Garden Initiative is raising awareness to promote natural drainage for runoff water via the implementation of rain gardens. A rain garden is designed to collect runoff water into an area where vegitation was planted specifically for the purpose of absorbing water. The plants in the garden not only prevent erosion, but also help naturally absorbe the water.

One of the largest contributors of runoff water is the vast developement of roofs in areas where urban housing is built in close proximity of each other. By properly designing roofing systems and installing the right drainage we are able to divert rain water to a garden that can absorb the water properly without any damage to the enviroment, and at the same time minimizing water levels in already overflowing city sewer systems.

We are forming a renewed push to gain partnerships with roofing companies and and horticulturists to come together to provide awareness and information that will promote an expansion in the use of rain gardens.

Recent Rain Garden Initiative Information

The following are some of the latest roofing and horticulturists that the initiative is recognizing as great resources:

  1. Texas A&M Horticulture has done some of the most inovative studies in the industry.
  2. A great resource on rain garden roofs can be found here Growing A Garden Roof.
  3. Kickapoo Roofing in Western Wisconsin has stepped up to the cause with resources to help capture roof runoff water. Visit their website here at Roofing La Crosse.
  4. Indiviuals can find extensive information regarding Personal Rainwater Management. with Rain Garden Network.

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