Water permeable landscapes / Guides

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...permeable surface or not. If you fill the gap between the stones with something that isn't water permeable, then it won't be - you guessed it - water permeable. Interlocking paver stones will often have sand in the joints with an additional polymer to prevent weed growth, but that amounts to waterproofing the joints. I...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...water catchment system giving you a supply of water for outdoor use that may come in handy during watering moratoriums that we are increasingly seeing in dense urban areas. Permeable paving stones © Oak Pavers Creating landscapes with permeable surfaces and proper swales to direct water to desired areas can enh...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Watering directly at the roots significantly reduces evaporation so you will get a lot more mileage out of one barrel of water. Water-permeable landscaping: The present state of our water systems is far more serious than most people realize . Aquifers don't replenish themselves at nearly the rate we consume water. ...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...water can run straight into nearby waterways and aquifers. If there are ways to divert water-to-water storage areas, you can change street rainwater from being a problem to a resource. The third source of rainwater is the roof. Even in areas with low rainfall there is enormous potential for harvesting rainwater. A 1,...