A beautiful solution to storm water pollution.
What is Stormwater Pollution?
As rain and snowmelt travel off our roofs, across our yards, onto our streets, through our stormwater system and finally into our rivers, it picks up herbicides, oils and other elements that harm our fish and aquatic environments.
How do Rain Wise Gardens Protect our Rivers?
By reducing the amount of untreated water entering the storm drains, less surface pollutants enter our rivers. By capturing more of the rain water, flooding and erosion issues are also reduced.
How do Rain Wise gardens help homeowners?
Save time and money: No need to use your irrigation or sprinkler as much with our city’s potable water. No more time and energy mowing your front yard!
Ensuring more natural rainwater seeps in to the root zone of your plants.
Be a Leader in Calgary’s Rainwater Management
By thoughtfully altering the grading and plant material in your front yard, more rainwater from your downspouts can be dispersed to more planting beds.
Choose your new planting theme:
“Just Make it Look Good”: Use a selection of great performing plants to suit your style and colour preferences.
“Honouring Indigenous Plants”: Use a selection of thoughtfully chosen, non-invasive, native plants.
“More Edibles Please”: Use a selection of plants that will offer food value at various times throughout the season.
…or choose a hybrid combo of any of the above.
Watch our video for more information.
How Can We Help You?