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Dream and Design Support Services

Get the help you need to meet your environmental goals for your home landscape.

  • Get a whole new perspective on your yard and what it can do for you and your community.
  • Get an expert eye for your DIY. Talk through your goals and plans & get on the right track
  • Hiring a landscaper? Have FOTR review plans and make suggestions.
  • Or, hire FOTR to develop concept plans for you.

Solid Strategies

  • Rain Gardens
  • Pollinator Gardens
  • Tree selection & placement
  • Tech talk: drain systems, rain barrels, green roofs & permeable pavers

Big Goals

  • Clean Water, Great Lakes!
  • Save the bees
  • Attract birds & pollinators
  • Clean air & climate resilience

Solving Problems

At home

  • Drainage problems
  • Icy sidewalks

Working together…

  • Flooded streets
  • Dirty Creeks
  • Tackle climate change

Learn more about the benefits of FOTR membership at TheRouge.org/become-a-member/

Scholarships may be available for those with financial need. Contact RainSmart@TheRouge.org

Consultations make a great gift! Give the gift of a life changing experience for your loved ones.

RainSmart Digital

Price: $65

  • Enjoy a high-value, low-cost experience at the convenience of your computer. Key outcome: a digital concept drawing developed with you
  • Requirements:
    Computer with high-speed internet connection
    For backyard focus (e.g. no street view), a digital camera
  • Book today! Contact RainSmart@therouge.org, or follow the link below

Home Visit

Base price: $65
+ Transportation

  • Bring a RainSmart expert out to your yard! Key outcome: a rough concept drawing developed onsite with you
  • 2019 Transportation Rates
    Got a flexible schedule? Book well in advance to help us cut transportation costs
    $3.33 per mile from FOTR HQ, 650 Church St, Plymouth MI

  • Book today! Contact RainSmart@therouge.org, or follow the link below

RainSmart Services

Price: $65
/ hour
  • Need something more? Get essential help at a low hourly rate
  • Just a few options below. Let us know your needs.
    1. Soil boring to 8 ft depth (add $40), check groundwater depth, soil texture implications
    2. Detailed concept plan development
    3. Ongoing project support for contractors
  • Book today! Contact RainSmart@therouge.org to get started.