When it comes to maintaining a beautifully landscaped garden, ensuring the proper balance of moisture is key. A lawn and landscaping plan that doesn’t retain enough water will either suffer in dry conditions, or require heavy watering throughout the warmer months. Lawns that retain water too well can collect moisture in damaging ways, such as around the foundation of your home or even flooding into basements and crawlspaces.
Draining Excess Moisture
Your local landscaping professional can recommend and install a drainage solution such as a French drain. Essentially a trench that slopes away from your home filled with gravel and a perforated pipe, a French drain can be a less complicated alternative to complete landscape grading or other methods of redirecting water. If you suspect that your lawn is retaining excessive amounts of water and posing a flood or foundation damage risk, it’s wise to consult a professional landscaping contractor to determine the best course of action as quickly as possible, to avoid potential problems.
Retaining Needed Moisture
A lawn that isn’t graded can lose the moisture that plant life needs to flourish, even after heavy watering or rainfalls. A professional landscaping contractor can help you to determine the best and most effective solution available to you to prevent moisture loss, or to design a beautiful landscape that works with the natural shape and slope of your property. Addressing the issue can help you to not only conserve water and reduce your environmental impact, but also to save money on your monthly water bill in the long run.