Solving the Sogginess with a Yard Drainage Expert
The wet spots that stay wet in your yard after a heavy rain or after you’ve run your sprinklers aren’t just annoying – they’re problematic. Those soggy areas turn into areas of dead grass as the grass becomes too drowned in water to survive. Wet ground also hampers pretty much any type of lawn maintenance like mowing. Add to that the aggravation of creating mud that inevitably ends up tracked into the house and you’ve got more than enough evidence suggesting that you’ve got a drainage issue on your hands. Now is the time to call in the yard drainage expert.
Call in the Drain Brain
Because of the importance of getting it right, it’s really not something that should be taken on as a DIY project. A yard drainage expert will know how to assess the situation and determine the best course of action to take. In some cases, that’s as simple as extending the downspout on your home’s gutter system so that water isn’t collecting around the foundation of your home. That pooling of water is often the direct result of garden beds or landscaping features that have created a collection point for water surrounding the house.
If the fix isn’t quite so simple, a yard drainage expert will also be able to provide options that will offer long-term solutions to the problem. In areas of the yard that have nothing to do with improperly placed downspouts, you might need to have the topography of the land leveled or built up to create slopes that redirect run-off away from your property and into drainage ditches.
The Drain Game
If you want to embrace the issue, you can create a rain garden in the area where the water is collecting. Rain gardens are filled with water-loving plants and are specifically designed to catch water. By turning naturally low spots in your yard that have a tendency to collect water into something useful, you will use them to your advantage. Rain gardens also have the added benefit of being good for the environment by reducing stormwater runoff and the sluice of lawn chemicals, pet waste and sediment that results from it.
If your yard needs something as involved as a drainpipe to solve the issue, a yard drainage expert will know the best materials to use as well as how and where to install everything so that drainage flows in the right direction. At Executive Landscaping we have years of experience in working with homeowners to determine the best course of action for drainage issues and we can offer a solution that will solve the problem for you.
Give Executive Landscaping, Inc. a call to speak with our team of outdoor and yard drainage experts about how we can solve your drainage problems today!