8 Nov 2010

Sustainable Landscapes illustrated with Sketchup

Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water from ASLA on Vimeo.

Rain Gardens are a way of reducing flooding & allowing rainwater run off to be more easily absorbed. Storm drains can get blocked, overflowing & causing flooding of an area, leading to erosion, water pollution, etc. A rain garden is made up of layers which allow the best possible drainage. The plants chosen for a rain garden are also very specific; generally native plants due to their ability to survive with minimal fertilisers, which clog up the soil, reducing drainage.

From Industrial Wasteland to Community Park from ASLA on Vimeo.

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