Rain Garden volgens Emily Green
Not every site is suitable. My first rain garden, inspired by the Garden/Garden prototype in Santa Monica and built in 2004 by the then-UC Berkeley landscape architecture masters candidate Marco Barrantes, was on a relatively flat central Los Angeles lot. Constructed out of a mix of concrete salvaged from removal of a redundant driveway and front walk, Barrantes created a mock arroyo worthy of Lummis House that drained roof water to street trees. The system that Marco built now supports three coast live oaks that shade pedestrians and cars in afternoons along with a lazy splay of manzanita and native lilac. It should require supplemental water only in the dog days of August, September and October.
My second water-catching system could never evolve into a pure rain garden. Set high in the foothills near the Angeles National Forest, site soil of fast-draining sandy loam meant that concentrated infiltration of water into the ground anywhere near the house might compromise an aging retaining wall and even flood the downslope neighbor's basement. After paying a string of experts to be told what I didn't want to hear, I settled for barrels. To see whether or not your site is suitable to infiltrate rain, TreePeople offers excellent resources and classes. The City of Los Angeles has a very good guide and, perhaps best of all, be sure to read the free online rainwater harvesting handbook by Washington State University.
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