Landscape Maintenance Covers Spring Drainage Projects

Landscape Maintenance planning is an area that begins long before the arrival of spring. Proper drainage is an essential part of your turf and landscape maintenance. Landworks, Inc. can handle all aspects for your drainage solutions so that your lawn and landscaping stays healthy and beautiful.


Importance of Landscape Drainage

Proper landscape maintenance includes planning for drainage issues and can improve the health of your lawn. A professional drainage plan will keep your landscape free from disease, fungus, and turf stress. It will also help avoid erosion, standing water, foundation issues, and help keep the area around your home or commercial property free from mosquitoes due to standing water.

Heavy rainfall in the spring and summer will set drainage problems in motion. If your lawn turns into a swamp every time it rains, it’s important to improve the drainage system you have in place. Landworks, Inc. can help with your landscape maintenance by installing any of the following drainage systems.

French Drain

A French drain is the most well-known type of underground outdoor drainage system. This system usually consists of a perforated pipe, surrounded by gravel and then wrapped in filter fabric to keep mud and particulates out. The French drain directs water to a drain instead of dispersing it within the landscape.

Grassy Swale

An area of the lawn graded in a way to direct water is called a swale. This doesn’t require any major changes to your lawn. As little as a one-inch drop in elevation every 10 feet will create enough flow for the swale to be effective. Swales help with landscape maintenance by dissipating water over a larger area.

Bog Area in Landscape

Drainage solutions can involve more than underground pipes or inclines in your lawn. Landscaping plants can also serve as a great drainage solution. If your problem consists of a small amount of excess water, plants like red-twig dogwoods, willows, and many native plants depending on the region are well-suited to assist the problem areas.

If you have a problem with water pooling in certain areas of your lawn, Landworks can help. Landworks, Inc. offers landscape maintenance solutions to meet the specific challenges of your yard. Don’t let poor drainage end up damaging your foundation or lead to disease in your lawn and plants. Call Landworks today at (913) 422-9300 or click here to request a quote online.