On October 30th, the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Milwaukee Metro Sewage District and Veolia Water Milwaukee will hold a half-day workshop to teach residents about rain gardens. This half-day workshop is free.
A rain garden is a unique sort of garden. You build one by forming a depression in the yard on a direct path from your home’s gutters. Then, you fill it with water-tolerant native plants. It can be a gorgeous addition to any landscape.
Rain gardens help reduce stormwater pollution by absorbing and using stormwater runoff, instead of sending that runoff to street drains.
Rain gardens can be a bit touchy and tricky, however. If you do them incorrectly you just end up with a big mud puddle. That’s what makes this class so useful.
The instructors will discuss the reasons why stormwater runoff is so problematic, which plants work best in Wisconsin rain gardens, and other important stormwater solutions. Participants will also get a tour of the Jones Island Water Reclamation facility, where the class will be held. The facility is located at 700 E. Jones Street in Milwaukee.
The class will take place from 8:00 AM until 12:15 PM. Register by calling Kate Morgan at 414-747-3850.
We install custom built fences, pergolas, and gazebos in Mequon, Menomonee Falls, Whitefish Bay and the rest of the Milwaukee metro area. If you’d like a new fence or pergola to go with your new rain garden, call us, or fill out the form on this site! We’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate on the landscape update of your choice.