North Shore Tree & Landscaping

Rain Gardens in Long Island, NY

Rain Garden Installation

Stormwater runoff from developed areas increases flooding, carries pollutants from streets, parking lots and even lawns. A rain garden is a landscaped area planted with wildflowers & other native vegetation that soak up rainwater mainly from the roof of a house or building. Rain gardens fill with a few inches of water after a storm, and water slowly filters into the ground rather than running off to a drain. Rain gardens work for us in several ways by increasing the amount of water that filters into the ground, which recharges local aquifers.  When we are able to reduce stormwater runoff, rain gardens become a valuable part of changing trends.

Quick Facts

• Buildings that are shaded by trees decreases the demand for the use of air conditioning.

• In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

• Arbor Day, a day set aside to plant and recognize the importance of trees, is not a national holiday. In fact, the day observed varies from state to state.

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Benefits of a Rain Garden

Rain gardens are important because as cities grow and replace forest and agricultural land, stormwater runoff becomes a problem. A rain garden:
 
Enhances the beauty of yards and neighborhoods

 Helps protect communities from flooding and drainage problems.
 
Helps protect streams & lakes from pollutants carried by urban stormwater such as fertilizers, pesticides, oil and other fluids that leak from cars, numerous harmful substances that wash off roofs and other surfaces
 
Provides a valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and many insects
 
A rain garden allows about 30% more water to soak into the ground

Proudly Associated With

International Society of Arboriculture
American Society of Consulting Arborists
Tree Care Industry Association
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities

Why Choose Us?

We were one of the first companies to be accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association of New York. This was in recognition of our education, certification and experience. This accreditation was and continues to be a benchmark of our knowledge and excellence in the field.

We always follow all industry safety standards and are fully licensed and insured. Not only is our staff highly skilled at what they do, they offer friendly, outstanding customer service as well.