Archive: Drainage

Common Landscape Drainage Problems

Common Landscape Drainage Problems

Drainage plans are a vital part of any landscape design. And if you’ve ever designed your own landscape or worked with a professional to do so, you know proper drainage is important to the project. Here are common landscape drainage problems and ways to fix them. 

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7 Tips for Better Yard Drainage

7 Tips for Better Yard Drainage

Standing water can ruin your yard by killing grass, other plants and even trees. It can also be a hazard to you and your family’s health, by giving mosquito larvae and other pests a cozy place to breed. If water runs towards your home’s foundation, it can leak into your basement and cause cracking.

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What is a French Drain?

What is a French Drain?

Drainage problems in your yard can cause a lot of damage and can lead to pooling, potentially causing plants and grass to rot, mold to grow and water damage to your home. A French drain is one solution that can divert water away from your home, gardens and other valuable landscape areas.

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Landscape Drainage – 3 Tips for Homeowners

Landscape Drainage - 3 Tips for Homeowners

Two of the most common issues faced by homeowners when spring rains approach are landscape drainage and grading problems. Landscape drainage issues lead to situations where basements flood, plantings fail or lawns turn into a muddy mess. In order for your garden to be as successful as possible, proper landscape drainage is an absolute necessity.

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Five Reasons to Properly Grade Your Yard

Reasons to Grade Your Lawn

Lawns are an important part of your property. Good lawns improve the appearance and curb appeal of your home. They provide an area to enjoy the outdoors in both the front and back yard, for your family as well as friends and guests. They also act as a watershed for your property, allowing water from impermeable surfaces such as your roof and driveway to be absorbed before they become a problem. However, bad lawns can hurt your home and even cause damage: today we will look at five reasons to grade your yard.

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Landscaping to Minimize Flooding

Landscaping to Minimize Flooding

Thousands of dollars are spent by home and business owners each year attempting to repair damages done by flooding. These dollars can be put to better use by proactively preventing the flooding. A property owner can prevent flood damage and increase the appeal of your home or business by landscaping to minimize flooding.

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The Common Causes of a Persistent Wet Yard

Do you have ground on your property that is always soggy or has standing water, regardless of weather? Today we’re going to talk about possible sources for water on your property that persists for months or are always present. These causes are broken into three major categories: man made, spring, and soil. All three of these issues require different solutions, including excavation, landscaping, and grading.

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