One of the easiest ways to improve infiltration of water is to convert existing lawns into vegetated landscapes. The American lawn culture – planting nothing but grass, save for a few ornamental shrubs – does little for water management. Lawns can become so compacted that they act similarly to a paved or impervious surface. Repairing soil quality and aeration properties by planting native groundcovers, perennials, shrubs, and trees greatly aids stormwater management goals.
We build and remediate rain gardens by carefully evaluating plants, soils and water already in place. We are also actively involved in stormwater management research focused on the use of native plantings in green roofs and rain gardens.
Read about our Conshohocken stormwater project where we cleaned up an old industrial site and restored the area to a natural state.