Rain Garden Workshop

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.

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Rain garden at the YMCA in Silverdale

As noted in the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington:

Rain gardens are important and versatile tools in the approach to managing stormwater.  They’re landscaped areas that collect, absorb, and filter stormwater runoff from roof tops, driveways, and other hard surfaces that don’t allow water to soak in.  Simply put, rain gardens are shallow depressions that:

  • Can be shaped and sized to fit your yard in order to accommodate temporary ponding after it rains.
  • Are constructed with soil mixes that allow water to soak in rapidly, treat runoff, and support plant growth.
  • Can be landscaped with a variety of plants to fit the surroundings.

Rain gardens perform significant functions such as filtering oil, grease, fertilizer and other pollutants before they reach groundwater and eventually streams, wetlands, lakes, and marine waters.  They also increase the amount of water that soaks into the ground to resupply local groundwater.

If you’re interested in having a rain garden installed on your property, but don’t know where to begin, we’re here to help.  Drop us a line at info@northwestcl.com or call 360-697-3215.

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Concrete in January

This concrete project in Port Orchard was completed in January.  That’s right, January. Concrete really can be poured year-round, it’s simply a matter of us watching the weather and temperatures very carefully, and being prepared with warming blankets to help the concrete to cure.

concrete entry

port orchard concrete

concrete steps

As a consumer, winter is a great time to install a concrete entryway, stamped concrete patio, walkway, or driveway, as you’ll save up to 10% on the cost of the project.  If you’re in the planning and budgeting stage, give us a call.  We’d be happy to help.

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Note from a Maintenance Client

Here at Northwest Construction & Landscape, we take great pride in keeping our maintenance clients happy year-round.  We do everything we can to let them know we care about how they are perceived in their community.  Here’s a note that we received last week that put a big smile on our faces:

“We want to thank you for all the care that was given to our home yard while we were on our summer adventure.  It was so nice to come home to a well maintained yard!  Our thanks to all!”

lawn care kitsap county

This time of year, we’re focusing on leaf control.  If you’d like to know what we can do for your lawn or landscape, give us a call for a free estimate!

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.