Landscapes without the right kinds of drainage can be very detrimental to your home and property. It may not seem like the most pressing concern, but good drainage is a critical element in any successful landscape design, but most importantly to avoid the effects that water can actually create. If you’re concerned about whether or not you need to change your approach, or need assistance with any Water Management, waterproofing, or drainage issues, call Rhine Landscaping and read on below!
Effects of Bad Drainage
Puddling of water on your lawn can lead to a few things, including:
- Unsightly yellowing of your lawn or reduced growth of your lawn.
- Creating low spots, essentially water flow paths that make your lawn look uneven and improperly maintained.
- Drowning trees, shrubs, flowers, and more, causing them to die out and drastically change your landscape’s appearance.
- Could cause damage property like flooding in your basement, which requires expensive repairs and recovery fees.
- Could lead to soil erosion.
Why Tackle This Issue?
As you can see, the effects are pretty dramatic. The biggest reason to go after poor drainage is the amount of money and time it could waste. You’ve already spent the hours making your landscape look how you want, with all the proper trees, flowers, and shrubs, and you’re really proud of your hard work. That can all be taken away just by some puddling water. Don’t let that happen to you, if you notice puddling, do something!
What Can You Do?
Issues involving how your landscape is draining are often best left to professionals. You’ll want to either get a proper system set up within your existing landscape or do a complete redesign. Either way, you’ll need things like French drains, downspouts, or even basement waterproofing.
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