Landscape Drainage: Spring Rains Need Proper Drains
Landscape drainage is the type of topic you don’t think about until your lawn is flooded. With proper planning and a little engineering, a flooded lawn is a problem you can completely avoid. Read on for some tips on how to improve your landscape drainage yourself and for how a professional company like Landworks Inc. can help.
Make the Grade
The ideal grading for landscape drainage is a drop of one inch for every one foot that you move away from your house for the first 5-10 feet around your house. This ideal might not always be possible, but it’s crucial that the ground never slopes upwards as you move away from the house’s foundation. Grading a lawn often involves the use of earth-moving equipment. Because of this, it’s typically a problem left to a professional team that has experience with using this equipment.
While most grading is focused on keeping water from collecting around your home’s foundation, it’s also important to grade low areas in your lawn. Grading low areas to be able to drain will prevent large puddles in your yard. If the problem is small enough, a landscaping rake can be enough to grade the topsoil. For larger problems, it might be best to contact Landworks Inc. to let professionals handle the problem.
Directing the Water
The best place to direct your landscape drainage is towards the perimeter of your property. Preferably, you can direct the flow into a storm drain or dry well. A dry well is an underground area filled with stone or gravel that will slowly release stormwater back into the soil of your yard. For the most effective drainage method, you should consult with an experienced lawn care professional.
If landscape drainage is an issue for your lawn, consider professional help. Landworks Inc. offers a professional lawn care service to residents of Johnson County, KS as well as the surrounding Kansas City metro area. Contact us at (913) 422-9300 or click here to request a quote online.