Environmental Initiatives

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Rainwater Done Differently

Often, when sites are developed, there are big changes to how the rainwater fl ows. Greenrock is developed so that the rainwater ...

02
Absorbent Landscape Soils

Native soils have been collected on site and mixed with compost and sand to create an ideal mixture to support plant growth – and to...

03
Protecting Against Drought

Planted areas have 450 mm of growing medium. This provides ample soil volume for plant roots. Root growth is key for summer drought...

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Retaining Native Vegetation

Native trees and shrubs have been protected and additional native planting is added to supplement natural conditions. Irrigation...

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Why Irrigate Native Plants?

Greenrock includes an extensive irrigation system, but it is designed to irrigate young plants only until their roots are established....

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Using Less Water

Although newly planted areas need water to help them survive and prosper, the automatic irrigation system is designed to get water to...

01
Rainwater Done Differently

Often, when sites are developed, there are big changes to how the rainwater fl ows. Greenrock is developed so that the rainwater behaves much as it would have before the site was developed. Rainwater falling on roads, for example, is directed into roadside bioswales that store the water within specially created soils.

75% of Nanaimo’s rain falls as light precipitation that can be infiltrated using on-site rainwater source controls.

Rainwater done differently