rain garden

June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Westside at Shady Grove Community Features Green Streets (VIDEO)

When you walk thru the new Westside at Shady Grove Metro community off Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road in Rockville, one of the first things you will notice is that the street trees are planted in concrete boxes along with other specialty plants. Developer McLean Quinn, vice president of land acquisition and development […]

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October 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Design a Home Rain Garden (Video)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has created an eleven-minute video called “Rainscapes: Environmentally Friendly Landscapes for Healthy Watersheds” that provides homeowners with step-by-step directions on creating a rain garden in their yard. The video is available  (below) and on the County’s YouTube site. Through DEP’s RainScapes Rewards program, property owners receive technical and […]

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October 8, 2013 | Evans

Sligo Hills Stormwater Project (Video)

I can hear them arrive in the deep quiet of predawn. Car doors closing. Occasional shouted greetings. Minutes later, the Storm Water Project construction crew brings in the noise, as earth movers, bulldozers, trucks and other thunderous vehicles move into place. The grinding, beeping, pinging and rumbling begins. Take a look and listen for yourself […]

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August 18, 2012 | Staff Writer

Brookside Gardens rainwater management

Creating A Rain Garden (Video)

Brookside Gardens’ Phil Normandy tells us the purpose of a rain garden and what plants are suitable to help manage and collect the stormwater runoff in your rain garden. Take a look.

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