Applewood Acres Gardening & Landscaping Helps Clients Save Money and Water Using Applewood River Rock Irrigation (Soak Away) Pits

June 30, 2007   Lifestyle News
(PRLEAP.COM) Toronto, Canada. Applewood Acres Gardening & Landscaping announced that it is offering clients a simple solution to rainwater run off using Applewood River Rock Irrigation Pits that when completed not only look esthetically pleasing and natural but also are practical in that they help direct eaves trough water run off during rainstorms to either a clients garden beds and lawns for irrigation purposes or to an underground mini dry well, allowing water to infiltrate into the ground.

Richard Brzakala, owner of Applewood commented that “most commonly in water management circles, this type of water management process is referred to as soak away”.

Brzakala went on to describe why Applewood has gotten involved in these types of landscaping and water management projects. Applewood’s Commitment to The Environment and Water Management is very strong, says Brzakala.

“At Applewood Acres Gardening & Landscaping we are committed to practicing responsible horticulture and managing our clients green spaces by adopting practices and techniques that are environmentally friendly and where possible contribute positively to the environment”, says Brzakala.

“One of the ways in which we strive to recycle the natural elements is through the practice of assisting our clients in practicing greater responsibility with regards to the water around their houses, specifically rain water,” says Brzakala.

Most people take it for granted. We are trying to remind clients that rain water is considered soft and chlorine-free. It is free, and an invaluable resource to our global environment, that many times people forget that they can leverage for their own needs,” says Brzakala.

“By using Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation process, we help homeowners to capture and re-direct free rainfall water to areas of their property where it can irrigate and soak into the ground (e.g. lawns, gardens, vegetable plants, bushes, trees etc.)” says Brzakala.

Applewood believes that its use of River Rock Irrigation pits achieve the goal of practicing environmental responsibility one household at a time and help clients keep their rainwater in the ground and on their plants where it belongs and not going to waste in run off to fill municipal sewers.

Brzakala describes how the Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation process works?

Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation process directs rainfall arriving from a households eaves troughs and direct it into a river rock constructed pathway and/or into an underground constructed dry well where the rainwater is absorbed into the ground soil and away from the household building.

The dry well is constructed from porous limestone or gravel to allow the water to seep into it and filter into the earth below it. The layers of porous gravel allow for the slow infiltration of rainwater into the ground below.



Brzakala goes on to describe some of the benefits of having an Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation process?

“Clients like it because it adds to their landscape and is relatively inexpensive to install and construct.”(Applewood will customize the design of the River Rock bed to suit any landscaping needs or design requirements.)

“Once installed the Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation bed is easy to maintain and is esthetically pleasing.”

“The dry bed construction above and below the ground, requires minimal maintenance and avoids storm water erosion of walkways, inter locking pathways, ground soil and damage caused by excessive flooding caused by storm water/ rainfall run off.”

Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation construction projects add value to a clients property from a landscaping perspective and eliminate the unsightly appearance of eaves troughs at ground level.

The underground pit construction is ideal for small and medium sized properties as pits are dug away from properties and into the ground. The resulting design and construction project take’s up little surface space.

The gravel and crushed limestone in the dry pit helps to remove fine sediments and pollution.


Brzakala emphasizes that these type of pits and channels need to be constructed by professionals, and that depending on the scope of the project, “most Applewood Acres River Rock Irrigation construction projects start at about $750 for small to medium sized properties.”

For More Information on these services and other service offerings by Applewood, please contact Rick Brzakala at (905) 281-3111 or email Applewood at applewoodacresgl@rogers.com
Or visit their website at www.applewoodacres.org .


Contact Information
RICHARD BRZAKALA
Applewood Acres Gardening & Landscaping
905-281-3111
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