RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments on RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY | In: RAINWATER HARVESTING, WATER GARDENS

On February 18, 2010 I spent the day working on the first part of my Rain Garden Certification process through Rutgers University Extension. The first part of this process was spent doing class time. I was able to spend the day with several other candidates in a lecture hall meeting with and connecting with some of our areas top rain garden experts and professionals. Topics ranged from the basics of what is a rain garden to installation process, site selection, plants to use, benefits of rain gardens, regulations for rain gardens, as well as a panel of rain garden experts made available for us to field questions and an open exchange of ideas.

Rain gardens are an amazing approach and method to not only creating beautiful and functional landscapes, but they are an easy low maintenance way for home and business owners to practice conservation and to be good water stewards. For stormwater control, rain gardens will soon be seen in places we never thought of and installed in a way that you will only think you are looking at a pretty garden installation.

The second part of my rain garden certification process will take place in March when I will do a hands-on rain garden installation. Wish me luck, and please call me if you or anyone you kow is interested in installing a rain garden or would just like a bit of information.

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Written by Mike Gannon

Mike Gannon

The LOVEYOURPOND Blog is written by Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics located in Summit, NJ. Mike is an award winning pond, water garden, and water feature builder. Always “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic” Mike has been a lifelong hobbyist and providing professional services since 1995. Mike is the creator of The Pond Hunter video series seen on Youtube and has made several television appearances on Networks such as HGTV and the DIY Network. He also hosts the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast, a show on everything aquatic, every other Wednesday at 8pm EST. You can see what else Mike is up to at the following sites:


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