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blog entries tagged "Gardening"

You Won't Believe These Deals!: Shockingly low prices on river-saving rain gardens – all year 'round

Friday, November 23, 2018

Since people are on the hunt for holiday steals, we thought this would be a good time to tell you what a great deal Philly residents can get on rain gardens, one the most cost-effective tools for residential sustainable stormwater management, throughout the year. This is no Cyber Monday deal, but now really is the ideal time to start your rain garden by taking one of our free workshops!...

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Want One of These Beauties? We WOODn’t Wait!

Friday, June 1, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

If you’ve been considering getting a wood downspout planter for your home through Philadelphia’s Rain Check program, now is the time to act! Beginning on July 1, 2018, the participant cost for the wood downspout planter will increase...

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We’re Wild About ‘Wonders of Water’: Come See PWD at the Flower Show!

Friday, March 9, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

Over here at the Philadelphia Water Department, there’s no shortage of people who proudly wear the “water geek” badge, and we’ve also got more than a few proponents of all things green and growing. So, you can imagine our delight after learning that the theme of the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show would be Wonders of Water....

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New 'Quiz,' Website to Jumpstart Your Discounted 2018 Green Home Upgrade

Monday, December 11, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Rain Check—our program best known for providing City residents with free rain barrels—is entering its sixth year with a new website designed to encourage more home landscaping projects that protect local waterways. By visiting the new Rain Check site, residents can now get a jumpstart on sustainable projects in the new year by discovering the best green upgrade for their property......

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Don't Be a Member of the Lonely Yards Club: Start Planning a Rain Check Project This February

Thursday, February 2, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

For those Philly residents feeling the winter blues, Punxsutawney Phil didn't exactly bring hope and relief when he popped out of his den on Ground Hog Day and decided we're in for six more weeks of cold weather. But, before you resign and decide to join ol' Phil in another month-and-half of hibernation, let us offer you an optimistic antidote......

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