Tag: Design

Rain Chain During Storm

Watch our rain chain during a power storm we had! The rain chain leads into a rain drain. It is about a 4’x4′ square edged with pavers. The inside was dug out about 6″ deep and filled with gravel. The spot where the chain… Continue Reading “Rain Chain During Storm”

Calculate Roof Surface Area & Rain Runoff for A Rain Garden

This weekend we finished building our rain gardens! We began the design work and research for this project last August. While researching on how to create rain gardens, a lot of information we found online was very basic. We realized there would be some… Continue Reading “Calculate Roof Surface Area & Rain Runoff for A Rain Garden”

Spring in Kentucky

The weather has really changed in Kentucky in the past 3 weeks. (Even though overnight we got another snow shower and it’s 40 degrees outside)! Just this past weekend it reached 80 degrees. On some of the warm days after a rain shower, plants… Continue Reading “Spring in Kentucky”

Turning the Lawn into a Garden

  Photo from http://www.thegardenglove.com I no longer have to mow my front yard and it’s wonderful! One problem I had with my front yard is that I could not get grass to grow. The previous summer I tried to revamp the lawn with no… Continue Reading “Turning the Lawn into a Garden”

Books on Gardening & Landscape Architecture

When I first got into gardening and then into landscape architecture, I searched the web for books to begin reading that would help prepare me for school. I found it difficult to find those staples of literature. I’ve put together this list of gardening… Continue Reading “Books on Gardening & Landscape Architecture”

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