Rain Garden Workshop

low impact development

Last week Colby attended a two-day Rain Garden Workshop for Green Industry and Building Professionals.  This WSU Extension Kitsap County event covered all aspects of rain gardens and introduced the ideas behind Low Impact Development (LID) and why it’s needed. As noted in the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington: Rain gardens are important and versatile […]

Curtain Drain Installation

drainage system

One of our maintenance clients was having trouble with water leaking into his basement. We installed a curtain drain to intercept the water and move it away from his home. Curtain drains are constructed by digging a trench – in this particular case, around our client’s home – lining it with fabric and installing perforated […]

Put Spring Rainfall to Use with a Rain Garden!

Kitsap County continues to grow in numbers and development.  More roads, parking lots, and sidewalks equate to less native forestry.  Plants and trees not only provide clean air for us to breathe, but their root systems naturally filter rainfall for future use as drinking water.  80% of residents rely on groundwater for consumption. Solid surfaces […]

Drainage Problems Solved Using a River Rock Bed

With all the rainfall we get here in the Northwest, proper drainage systems for our landscapes are crucial.  Installing a drain with a river rock bed is a great way to safely and appropriately move water away from your property. — Thanks for reading our blog. Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County […]