How is your landscape looking as the year progresses? Summer heat can dry it out, but storms in late summer and throughout the fall can replenish all the water that might have been lost earlier in the year. But having excess water on your landscape can create a variety of problems. A moat around a castle might keep it safe, but even though your Kingsville home is your castle, you don’t want any such barriers in this day and age. Here are some great tips for improving your landscape drainage this fall.
Try Some Easy Methods
Before resorting to anything radical, try some easier steps. For example, determine the extent of the problem. Along with figuring out how severe your drainage problems are, you should also locate the source. Maybe your downspout is broken, or your sump pump is malfunctioning. Consequently, your yard is flooding. However, if these potential causes aren’t the issue, then it’s bound to be something else ruining your landscape.
Create a Plan
All right, so maybe the simpler steps didn’t make much of a difference. If that’s the case, what should you do next? As always, creating a plan is a useful way to organize yourself for any home improvement project, whether it’s indoors or out. Sketch your entire property – house, driveway, patios, nearby streets, and so on. With a leveling tool, you can determine where high spots and low spots around your landscape are. Then, use arrows to indicate where the water should drain. Just be sure that you divert the water towards a neutral site and not onto your Kingsville neighbor’s yard!
Build a Creek
Take a lesson from nature and watch where water drains when you live near a creek. With the proper landscape design, you can channel runoff away from your lawn into your new stream or the next structure we’ll examine, the rain garden. How do you get started? Create a ditch where you want your creek bed. Then feel free to add on as many pieces of gravel, stones, or boulders as you like.
Establish a Rain Garden
A rain garden is another useful measure to increase your landscape drainage. It’ll soak up all the water you don’t want and distribute it to the plants that love all the rainy weather.
Landscape Drainage Services From Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Whether you need skilled landscape design, outdoor lighting, dumpster rental, drainage solutions, or just about anything outside of your property taken care of, call the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, quality work, and personal touches. We can handle both small and large jobs and will be honored to work on your property. To get a quote and learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 921-5789. For pictures of our work and more lawn and home tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+.