Drainage problems in the parking lot.
Storm drain drains to to river.
Reedy River collects the storm water runoff from road and parking lot.
Location of berm to catch runoff before it reaches the storm drain.
Excavation begins, thanks to the City of Greenville
Many dump truck loads of soil were removed.
All soil has been excavated. Site is ready for bioretention (Rain Garden) media.
Stalite PermaTill bioretention media is delivered.
We used two tractor trailer loads of media donated by Stalite PermaTill.
Media is spread in the garden after the subsoil was rototilled to a 12 inch depth.
Workers were careful not to compact the soil by keeping heavy equipment out of the garden.
PermaTill media is spread to six inch depth.
The design. Thanks to Renee Byrd, Clemson Department of Horticulture.
Cory discusses the design with volunteers.
Laying out the plants.
Danny and Marguerite discuss planting strategy.
Keith digging a hole.
There's a good crew!
Master Gardeners and others diligently planting.
Garden was planted in about an hour. Way to Go!
Danny helps Drew water.
City installs drip irrigation to help garden establish.
Mulch is delivered.
Frank is a good mulch hauler.
Liatris blooming in the rain garden.