March 15, 2017
Video library promotes rain gardens
A new, seven-part video series, titled How to Build a Rain Garden was released over the past few weeks to inform and educate landscape professionals and members of the public how to build and maintain a rain garden on their own property or in a public space.

Mark Cullen narrates the series of do-it-yourself videos, each running about five minutes in length. The first video profiles two demonstration rain gardens built in the Lake Simcoe watershed that help to take storm water from nearby streets and filter it naturally on its way back into the lake and also prevent flooding and manage storm water more effectively.

Subsequent videos detail the tools, equipment and steps involved with building and maintaining a rain garden; the use of native plant material and finally a tour of some existing rain garden projects.

Landscape Ontario and Parklane Nurseries sponsored the project and the videos are now available on both the Landscape Ontario trade and consumer websites and on the association YouTube channel at