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Rain Garden at Behnke’s is One Year Old

About a year ago, Behnke's installed a rain garden as one of seven examples at the nursery demonstrating what you can do to receive a rebate with the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate program. Read on to learn about our garden, the plants in it and its upkeep. Included are many helpful links for more about rain gardens.

Getting Paid to Save the Bay

Want to create an eco-friendly garden that helps keep the Chesapeake free from pollution...and have it paid for by your county? Behnke's has seven examples of stormwater runoff projects eligible for rebates from Prince George's County, including a 70ft long rain garden!

A Little Rain Must Fall

Did you know that there are many ways you can get a rebate from your county for gardening projects? Click through to read about our example rain garden and its benefits.

Environmental Gardening at Behnke’s

Those of you who have shopped here for many years may remember that we used to have our shade and flowering tree display area on the south side of our main driveway (that is, between Route 1 and the parking…

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How to Create a Rain Garden

Development in Maryland and Virginia has exploded in recent years and we have witnessed the conversion of rural areas to urban. This conversion has created increased impervious cover, such as roads, sidewalks and roofs. This in turn has increased the…

How Rain Gardens help the Chesapeake Bay, and How to Create Them

      How Rain Gardens help the Chesapeake Bay, and How to Create Them Development in Maryland and Virginia has exploded in recent years and we have witnessed the conversion of rural areas to urban. This conversion has created…

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