One of the most important parts about a good landscape design is to have proper drainage for your outdoor space. Because your landscape will be alive, it’s important to keep it watered regularly. However, if excess watering is happening, or rain storms bring an immense amount of water, the water needs somewhere to go. If the water can’t drain away from your landscape, it can start to cause serious issues for your grass, plants and even for your home. We can help to make sure that your drainage is happens correctly.
If you are having a landscape design built in your yard, one of the most important parts of the design is to have proper grading built in. Landscape design should always having grading that slopes away from your homes foundation and away from any other permanent structures on your property. If water drains towards your foundation, it can cause serious issues. Even if you have a property that is relatively flat, part of your landscape design should be to grade the yard space so that proper draining is always happening. We can help you with this.
Deciding which plants to put in your plant beds and flower boxes is not as simple as just choosing whichever plants you think look good. All plants and flowers have different growth patterns and this can severely impact the way that water drains through your flower beds and away from them. There is a natural way that water flows and, depending on which plants you have, they can impact that flow. This can create water pooling inside your flower beds, which can kill your plants. Plants, like any other living thing, are prone to drowning if they are exposed to too much water in their root systems.
If you have improper grading in your yard or your land has natural indentations which aren’t filled in, this can lead to water traps being created. Water traps are areas where water pools in your yard, lading to puddles with standing water in them. This water can lead to dead spots in your lawn or turf and it can lead to swamp like conditions, that become breeding grounds for things like mosquitos. The best way to get rid of these water traps is to either film them in, or to make sure there is drainage out of them.
Consequences of Improper Draining
The consequences of improper drainage can range from small to severe. The first thing that will happen with improper drainage is that your living parts of your landscape will begin to die. While plants and grass need water to live, too much water will kill them off. However, there can be a lot worse consequences. If your drainage is driving towards your house, the water can actually start to break down your siding and foundation. This can lead to massive problems, such as the structural integrity of your house being impacted; putting you in danger.