A.I.R. RAINSCAPING

MITIGATING YOUR RUNOFF

Creating a combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavement

and other activities that manage stormwater as close as possible to

where it falls, rather than moving it someplace else.

So What Makes Us Different?

Innovative Techniques

Our techniques offer many environmental and community benefits which include: improved water quality, improved air quality, reduced water usage during droughts, enhanced aesthetics, enhanced wildlife habitat, reduced energy costs to heat and cool your home, and increase property values.

Rebate Experts

Many municipalities offer rebates to encourage property owners (residential, commercial, multi-family, private, and institutional) to reduce runoff from their properties using our rainscaping techniques. We help guide you through the process to make sure your projects are funded.

Site Analysis & Guidance

Depending on the site, there can be constraints that limit the amount of work that can be done. We do an initial consultation to develop a plan that addresses these constraints and layouts the plan to show you the return you'll get from your investment.


Innovative Techniques

Our techniques offer many environmental and community benefits which include: improved water quality, improved air quality, reduced water usage during droughts, enhanced aesthetics, enhanced wildlife habitat, reduced energy costs to heat and cool your home, and increase property values.

Ability to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

The ability to reduce stormwater runoff depends on the project. Rain barrels have the lowest ability while cisterns, dry wells, green roofs, and permeable pavement have the highest ability. In between those techniques are conservation landscaping, rain gardens, and tree canopy.

Cost

Each rainscaping technique has it's own cost associated with it. Conservation landscaping, rain barrels, and a tree canopy are low cost. Rain gardens are in the middle of the road. Cisterns, dry wells, green roofs, and permeable pavement are on the high end.

Level of Participation

The good thing about a majority of our rainscaping techniques are that they require a low level of participation, dry wells, green roofs, permeable pavement, and tree canopy in particular. Conservation landscaping and rain gardens will require a medium level of participation while the only technique that will require a high level of participation is a rain barrel.

Rebate Experts

Many municipalities offer rebates to encourage property owners (residential, commercial, multi-family, private, and institutional) to reduce runoff from their properties using our rainscaping techniques. We help guide you through the process to make sure your projects are funded.

Before

Before receiving your rebate there are several items to attend to. After evaluating your property and choosing the right rainscaping technique we help fill out the rebate application, and take "before" pictures of the proposed project area to include in the application.

During

After having your application approved we contact the utility company to mark any utilities near the project area if we are installing conservation landscaping, dry wells, permeable pavement retrofit, a rain garden, or trees.

After

To ensure you receive your rebate after the rainscaping project is complete, we submit itemized receipts/contractor invoices, as well as sign and return the rainscaping property owner agreement.

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Site Analysis & Guidance

Depending on the site, there can be constraints that limit the amount of work that can be done. We do an initial consultation to develop a plan that addresses these constraints and layouts the plan to show you the return you'll get from your investment.

Constraints

There are a number of possible site constraints which include: underground utilities, setbacks and right of way locations, size of drainage area, lot size relative to impervious area, slopes, tree root zones, shade, soil characteristics, and local ordinances, deeds, or homeowners' associations restrictions.

Planning

When doing a rainscaping project it is important to determine what problem you are trying to solve, your budget, if you want to recapture water, how much time you have for maintenance, and the landscaping look you want to achieve. We walk through these questions and more to properly plan your project.

Implementation

After looking at the constraints of your property and planning for the proper rainscaping technique it's time to move forward with the project. As we begin the project we will make sure to document everything for your rebate as well as for your own knowledge.

SOME OF OUR WORK

I love being able to design sustainable landscapes from the ground up and see the direct impact it has on our clients. It's an incredible feeling to have something you helped create be the reason a client's property is better managing it's resources.

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