What is a Rain Garden?
A rain garden collects water runoff from a roof and allows it to infiltrate into the ground. By building a rain garden, you can improve water quality in local streams and rivers and slow down rainfall that could cause flooding for people downstream. Rain gardens can be planted with a variety of plants including shrubs and grasses and are designed to infiltrate and clean water. Native plants also help support local wildlife and are a benefit to the environment.
How can a Rain Garden Coach Help?
Receive one-on-one coaching that will help you to come up with a sustainable plan tailored for your outdoor space that incorporates ways to slow down rain and soak it up, using solutions such as rain gardens. The Rain Garden Coach offers ongoing support for people from an initial evaluation through to the landscape design and implementation phases, including resources on how best to maintain their new rain smart features.
This service is available for residents of the City of Guelph. If you live in Guelph you may be eligible to receive a complimentary visit from one of Reep Green Solutions’ Rain Garden Coaches and receive incentives for putting in a rain garden. To learn more and book your visit check out the City of Guelph’s rain garden rebate program for more information.
Rain Garden Coaches
Becca Robinson, Heathy Yards Advisor
During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped over 100 property owners in Kitchener make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change. Becca has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a BS in Environmental Science.
Nick Assad, Heathy Yards Advisor
Nick is a certified Landscape Architect and an ISA certified arborist. Nick is passionate about providing practical advice and plans for ecological system enhancements in the built environment.