You don’t have to be a professional to know your lawn has a drainage problem. Drainage problems can show as a water line on the side of your home, bare roots, or yard rivets that look like little streams. These issues are not only unsightly, but they can also lead to some serious damage if left untreated. The grass will die if it’s underwater for too long. If a soggy area is close to your house, it can cause your basement to leak, or worse. So what’s the answer? Hire a landscape drainage contractor who is an expert at drainage solutions…
Inspect the Gutter Downspouts
A common drainage problem is when gutter downspout exits aren’t properly addressed. An appropriate downspout drainage solution is to extend the gutter downspout. If the gutter is emptying into bed areas and over saturating plant material or dumping concentrated amounts of water on paved surfaces, you will have issues. Extending the gutter downspout is usually an immediate solution to your drainage problem.
Create a Creek Bed for Drainage and Beauty
A dry creek bed, also known as a dry stream bed, is a gully or trench, usually lined with stones and edged with plants to mimic a natural riparian area. You may decide to implement dry stream beds for drainage, to preventing erosion by reducing runoff. With the right landscaping, a creek bed in your yard will look good even when it is dry. A dry creek bed will channel the water away from a low spot in your yard and allow for direct runoff into a rain garden. There is a myriad of dry creek bed ideas to be found, so finding something that suits your particular needs or interests shouldn’t be difficult.
French Drains Work Wonders
A French drain is nothing more than a ditch in the ground, inset with a perforated pipe under a layer of gravel. That pipe funnels stormwater away from where you don’t want it and deposits that water in a more desirable place, such as the storm drain. A French drain disperses water over the entire landscape through a buried pipe. French drains that are designed correctly do not require electricity. The water from the drain will simply soak into soil as it flows along the perforated pipe.
Drainage Solutions Are Best Left To a Professional
Depending on the complexity of your drainage issue, Hiring a landscape drainage professional is one of the landscape projects that, many times, should be left to a professional. A fraction of an inch can make the difference between solving the problem and spending more money to fix the drainage twice.
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