Landworks lawn care services include helping with drainage in your yard. Proper drainage can improve the health of your lawn and keep it free from disease, fungus, and turf stress. There are different types of drainage solutions, and Landworks landscaping company can help.
Does your lawn turn into a swampy mess every time it rains hard? If so, pursue one of these yard drainage solutions, not only to allay your aesthetic concerns, but also because standing water can pose serious problems.
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.
Gutters are crucial in keeping water away from your house, but to do their job properly, they need to be free of clogging dirt and debris. The first step is to assess the state of the gutters, determining whether any clogs exist, and if so, their cause. Twigs and dry leaves are easy enough to clear away, but if your gutters are obstructed by dirt or decomposed organic matter (or even small seedlings), a relatively aggressive removal method may be in order.
Lawn care services that will help with drainage in your yard or business include:
A French drain is the most well-known type of outdoor drainage system. While the specifics vary, a French drain is usually comprised of a perforated pipe which is surrounded by gravel then wrapped in filter fabric to keep mud and particles out. A French drain directs water to a drain rather than dispersing it within the landscape.
A swale is an area of the lawn which is carefully graded to direct water. A swale does not need to be obvious. As little as a one-inch drop every 10 feet will provide enough flow for it to be effective. A swale helps dissipate water over a larger area, or directs the water to a bog planting or a drain.
Bog area in landscape
Landscaping plants can be a great drainage solution for areas with a small amount of excess water. Red-twig dogwoods, willows, and many native plants in each region are well-adapted to periodic bog conditions. Landworks landscaping company knows which kind of landscaping works best in the Kansas City and surrounding areas and will provide lawn services to ensure proper drainage.