Garden

Ground Tech has you covered- whether you are interested in a raised garden bed for crops, a traditional ground level garden, or a decorative rain garden to prevent erosion and improve groundwater.

Edible Gardens:

Locally-grown food is a huge trend today. Farmer’s markets are booming, restaurateurs are offering local items on their menus, and more people are educating themselves on the production of food. But what is considered more locally grown than your own yard?

Gardens are back in a big way as families are discovering the simple joys and tangible rewards of growing their own greens. There is just something magical about going out to the backyard to pick the ingredients for a fresh salad.

Flower or Cutting Gardens:

Annual flowers provide landscaped areas with more seasonal variety and colorful accents than most other plants. Adequately caring for annuals is the key to success. Remember, color tends to have more impact on a landscape than any other design element. Let Ground Tech be your answer for incorporating seasonal color!

Rain Gardens:

Most people are quite familiar with an old-fashion vegetable garden, but rain gardens are becoming popular and tend to be less understood.

Rain gardens are shallow, constructed depressions with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. They are used to catch runoff water from hard surfaces, such as roofs, patios and driveways.

It is important to note that rain gardens make lovely landscaping features and are eco-sensitive to boot. The natural plants used in Midwestern rain gardens create habitat that attracts butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. They are very low maintenance (no fertilizing or spraying) and require weeding and mulching once a year.

Rain gardens occupy yard space reducing the amount you have to mow, a bonus to those who find themselves pushing a Toro once a week.

Rain gardens also help reduce rainwater pollution. The gardens can absorb hundreds of gallons of water that would otherwise run (with pollutants) into the nearest lake or river. This is a completely natural solution to remove and reduce many of the common pollutants in rainwater.

Another positive attribute of rain gardens is the contribution to groundwater recharge, a natural process that is interrupted by man-made hard surfaces. Rain gardens are an easy and visually pleasing way to go green!