Is Poor Drainage Ruining Your Yard?

Published on: February 3, 2015

For plants to flourish, they need the right balance of moisture. Too little, and they will wither away and die; too much, and many will drown. If you have a drainage problem on your property, the excess water may be ruining your grass and other plants. To protect your foliage and prevent expensive erosion, drainage problems should be addressed as soon as possible.

Drainage Options

There are several ways to approach drainage problems, from something as simple as adding to your soil to more complex solutions. It will depend on how severe a drainage issue you have, and the root cause of the problem. The first step is to call in a landscaping expert to investigate your drainage problem, then they can offer ways to combat the problem. Some solutions they may suggest include:

  • Drainage pools. Creating a place for excess water to pool is one of the more popular options. Your landscaping company can create a drainage ditch or pool that can collect the water accumulating in your yard.
  • Soil additions. Sometimes, adding to your soil can improve drainage. Some options include peat, sand and shale to change the soil structure.
  • Grading. In extreme situations, you may need to have the slope or level of your property changed through grading to allow proper drainage. This can help direct the water off your lawn and planting areas, plus keep it away from your home’s foundation.

If you are struggling with a drainage issue which is destroying your lawn and landscaping, call in a drainage expert before your yard is ruined. They can offer solutions to help improve your yard’s moisture balance, keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful.

Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA

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