Under the heading of “practicing what we preach”, Glenn Telfer, our firm’s Technical Leader for Sustainable Design, decided to do just that – he installed a micro rain garden at his home in Richmond. His goal was to have first-hand knowledge about how they work. While the landscaping design will not win any awards, the combination of the soils and grasses do work. The first photo was taken immediately after it stopped raining – the 3-4 inches of stormwater runoff that was captured by the rain garden. The second photo was taken 30 minutes later and shows how quickly the water infiltrates into the ground, despite the heavy clay soils.