Landscape Drainage Is Important in the Long Term and the Short Term

When talking about landscaping, the term landscape drainage conjures up a host of unpleasant images, or at least elicits a big yawn. But the fact is, drainage is an important, if somewhat mundane, part of good landscaping. Landworks-inc. in Kansas City can help you with this area.
Where land is flat, soils are dense or the water table is high, a well-designed drainage system is a priority. Without proper landscape drainage, water may collect to undermine foundation structures and drown expensive plants, turning parts of your new landscape into perpetually wet, unusable swamps. In addition, poor drainage can promote an increase in mosquitoes and accompanying health risks.
Ground water, which is directly related to rainfall patterns, can also play an important role in landscape drainage. In the low-lying areas, the water table can be just inches below the surface. Such conditions create all sorts of problems for construction and limit planting options. Rainfall is the catalyst that sets drainage problems in motion. Heavy downpours can cause poorly drained sites to become flooded for a short time if drainage structures are in place, or for extended periods if they are not. Add heavy rainfall to a high water table and the potential for damage increases greatly.
For the landscape architect, the risk of potential damage to structures caused by poor landscape drainage can be the most important issue. Backyard drainage may also be overlooked entirely by a designer poorly trained in grading and drainage. However, a well-trained designer can analyze the nature of your yard, and may “shoot the grades” to establish the exact topography even on a site that appears flat.
Spotting problem areas is the first step in solving them through design. Proper drainage allows you to get the most out of your lawn and landscape today, and can help you avoid problems that might arise in the future.
If you need commercial lawn care services, including landscape drainage in Johnson County, trust Landworks. We offer our services in Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, and Prairie Village. We offer a wide range of services to help keep your lawn looking great. Call us at (913) 422-9300 or click here to contact us online.