Proper drainage is key to keeping your lawn and landscape healthy, thriving, and beautiful all year long. Here is why proper drainage is important for your Long Neck and Sussex County, DE property and how it can still look aesthetically pleasing.
Poor Drainage Can Wreak Havoc
If not handled quickly and efficiently, poor drainage can cause extensive damage to your landscape and home. If a storm moves through with a heavy downpour, it can cause water to pool in areas on your property. Pooling water can not only create problems for your lawn, but it can also cause the movement of mulch from your flower beds and garden.
Issues with your foundation can arise from poor drainage as well. When water begins to pool against the foundation, it can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Attraction of Insects
When water pools excessively on your property, it can create an environment that is attractive to pests and insects such as mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes annoying to deal with, but they can also carry a variety of diseases, which poses a safety hazard to you and your family.
Turning to a landscape and drainage expert can be the best route to go when determining what drainage solution is best for your home. They have extensive experience with drainage problems, and can also help create a solution that is aesthetically pleasing for your property.
A French drain can be an ideal solution for directing water away from your foundation or any other structures on your property. If you have noticed water pooling next to your foundation or getting into your basement, then you might consider having a French drain installed.
A French drain involves a trench that is dug around the perimeter of your home’s foundation. The bottom of the trench will then be filled with gravel and a perforated pipe is placed inside to catch the water. The pipe is covered with gravel and the trench is refilled with dirt allowing it to be an invisible solution to your drainage problem. The pipe is diverted to a place where the water can be drained without impacting your landscape.
Retaining walls can be an attractive solution to some drainage problems. A retaining wall can occasionally be more effective when combined with the re-grading of a sloped area. When water moves through your property it will then follow the diversion that is created with the wall. Not only will a retaining wall be effective at redirecting the water, it can also be designed in a variety of wall stones to fit the style of your home and landscape.
If you are continuously noticing puddles of water in your lawn and flower beds, then a dry well might be a solution worth considering. A dry well is a plastic catch basin that funnels excess water into a tunnel that is deep underground. The top of the basin is covered by a grate, making it only slightly visible. When the water moves through the grate, it is slowly pushed through the tunnel and dispersed into the soil.
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