Solutions for Landscape Drainage Issues
Drainage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your landscape improvements, yet it is critical for a stunning landscape. With an average of 53.7″ of rainfall yearly in the mid-south, that water needs to go somewhere. Ideally, your property has quick-draining soil with perfect slopes, so standing water isn’t a problem, but since we live in a mostly flat area, that’s likely not the case at your home.
Poor drainage is a landscape problem that can risk the health of your lawn, garden, your home, and it can prevent you from enjoying your outdoor space. The typical issues that result from an oversaturated yard are compaction, erosion, and root rot. Additionally, excess standing water in places can cause problems for your home’s foundation since it allows moisture to seep inside. Fortunately, there are numerous solutions for drainage issues, and with Rich-Way Landscape’s help, we are sure to find the right solution for your particular problem.
Tips for Lawn Drainage
It’s pretty simple to tell if you have drainage issues. Do you notice standing water anywhere in your yard after heavy rain? Or do you feel your lawn is soggy and water seeps up as you walk across it? If the answer is yes, then you have drainage issues. Standing water can create breeding grounds for mosquitos and crane fly larvae, and a soggy lawn can be the primary reason your grass thins out and dies during the fall and winter. Soil can only handle a certain amount of water. So, to get your yard in better shape, you will likely need to call the professionals at Rich-Way Landscape to install a gutter and drainage system to divert accumulated water. At Rick-Way Landscape, we can install the drainpipes quickly and cover the pipes so it isn’t obvious they are there.
Rich-Way Landscape can also help you aerate your lawn. We understand the importance of aerating your lawn to improve the health of your lawn, and we have the knowledge to tell how often your lawn needs to be aerated so it becomes lusher and greener. We can remove thousands of small soil cores as much as 3 inches long during our power core aeration. Some of the benefits of power core aeration include the following:
- Allows water to perforate through the soil layers helping to prevent standing water
- Allows air to pervade the soil so vital oxygen reaches the innermost parts of your lawn
- Stimulates better root growth by creating holes for new roots and allowing the oxygen and water to reach the root zone
- Clears the way for fertilizer to reach the root zone, therefore, improving the effectiveness of the fertilizer
- Improves the structure of your soil, which will provide a better environment for overseeding
- Prevents thatch from occurring in your soil
Types of Drainage Solutions
Various drains could be needed for your lawn based on the issues you are having with drainage. For example, a French drain captures surface runoff along long parts of your yard and redirects the water to another location on your property or to a different drainage system. In addition, there are drainage solutions such as channel drains, dry creek beds, rain gardens, catch basins, dry wells, and subsurface grid drains. When you meet with one of our landscape professionals, we will go over each option and assist you in determining which option is best for your property.
Rich-Way Landscape Professionals
If you have drainage issues at your home, let us assess and install a customized system to help control and direct unwanted water flow. We have years of experience and are considered one of the best landscape professionals in the mid-south. To schedule an in-home consultation, contact us at (901) 853-9590.
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