Rutgers Landscape & Nursery announces the installation of a sustainable rain garden at their nursery location on Route 202 in Ringoes… The garden will feature wet-tolerant plants adapted to our region, and will be fed rainwater from the shop rooftop and adjacent paved areas. The roof rain water is collected by the gutters, and flows through the downspouts into a rain barrel (which has a spigot so it can be used to water plants!). The water then overflows into a grate drain and finally splashes over stones into the rain garden… The display is a collaboration between Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Rutgers Landscape & Nursery (no affiliation). It is a pilot project of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture’s effort to help nurseries and installers to encourage homeowners to install rain gardens as beautiful and distinctive landscape features that also have significant environmental benefits.
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