From SNAP - Lake Wilcox:
Two Front Yard Makeover demonstration projects were installed in July-September 2012.
These projects play an essential role in communicating the objectives of SNAP and profiling many of the key practices of residential eco-landscaping.
Regarding the new gardens - noted comment from a neighbour was ‘Environmentally friendly garden yet artistic and multi-use’.
Both watered, on average, once a week using only water from the rain barrel, no potable water was used. Neither design includes a lawn, thus both time and water were saved.
Photos from SNAP website.
- Roof leader discharges to a bioswale or soak away underlain with AquaBlox units.
- Discharge of another roof leader into a rain barrel with overflow directed to a dry river bed that leads to a soakaway or rain garden.
- Discharge of a third downspout onto a permeable driveway/walkway.
- Water efficient native plantings of trees, shrubs and plants.
Link to SNAP Lake Wilcox Project Page.
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