Landworks Landscaping Company can help your yard with drainage issues, with everything from reviewing your landscaping, elevation, soil composition to french drain installation. Proper drainage with lawn care services from Landworks helps to avoid erosion, standing water, foundation issues, and mosquitoes. An important aspect of keeping your lawn healthy includes proper drainage.
Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible. That’s the basic concept behind a French drain, a slightly sloped trench filled with round gravel and a pipe that diverts water away from your house. French drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through. Water runs into a gravel-filled trench, then into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench. Water travels freely through the pipe, which empties a safe distance from the house.
The trench bottom should be sloped about one inch for every eight feet in the direction you want water to flow. Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:
· A low-lying area of your property
· A drainage ditch
· A dry well
· The street
Part of regular home maintenance involves checking your gutters and downspouts
for clogs and debris. When a gutter or downspout is clogged, water backs up, which leads to soil erosion and water damage to your home and property. Call us if you notice anything abnormal in your lawn! Especially watch for any of these characteristics in your lawn: Patches of dry or dead grass, thin or frayed and discolored blades of grass, bright colored powder-like growth on grass blades, slimy or greasy looking grass.
Poor yard drainage isn’t only an aesthetic issue. For one thing, standing water seriously jeopardizes the health of your lawn and landscape plantings. Another frustration: When your property is a swamp, you simply cannot enjoy it. Meanwhile, standing water can actually be a health hazard
, as it gives rise to mosquitoes and other pests. Not to mention, excess storm water may ultimately find its way into your basement, where it creates a host of other costly-to-fix issues.
Lawn services provided by Landworks Landscaping Company can help keep your yard and home safe when you have drainage issues. For information about drainage issues, call Landworks
at (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here