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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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