Story Behind the Project:
This home was built in 1940 in Whitefish Bay, WI.
Type: Rain Garden, Drainage Solutions, Hardscapes
Project Completed: 2020
Aspects: Rainwater management, rain garden, downspouts, patio, natural stone, permeable patio, rain barrel
Any Specific Challenges: Water draining into basement storage
Price Range: $10k – $25k+
Materials Used: Stair => Natural, local Lannon stone stair
Patio => Natural, local Lannon stone flagstone
Mulch => Double shredded hardwood
Plants: Plants were selected to provide rainwater absorption, year round attraction, wildlife value, amazing colorful flowers, and low maintenance.
Trees & Shrubs: Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’
Perennials: Marsh Marigold, Swamp Milkweed, Prairie Phlox, Turtlehead, Prairie Blazingstar, Butterflyweed, Blue Flag Iris, Joe-Pye Weed, Great Blue Lobelia, Anemone, Heartleaf Aster, Brunnera, Black-eyed Susan, Sombrero Flamenco Coneflower, Lady Fern, Wild Geranium, Ligularia