Drainage issues in your yard can be very frustrating to deal with. Excess water can cause landscape and plant damage, but it can also cause unsightly bare spots in your lawn. Pooling water can be hazardous, and this is especially true during the winter months. Be on the lookout for these signs that your landscape is experiencing drainage problems.
You Discover Blocked Gutters And Downspouts Around Your Home
Checking your gutters and drainage systems on a seasonal basis to remove excess dirt and debris is a good idea. This could signify a clogged gutter if you notice water pouring over the gutters rather than the downspouts during a rainstorm. Aside from cleaning the gutters, installing covers may be a more long-term solution to this common drain problem.
Downspouts disperse rainwater from your roof. Downspouts are sometimes not extended far enough away from the house to distribute water. Instead, the water sits next to the house and may seep through your home’s foundation.
Improper Grading Within Your Yard
Grading is the process of leveling or sloping the land around your house. How builders, homeowners, and landscapers grade their soil can significantly impact drainage. Water flows to the lowest point on a property, and if the slope of a property is off, water may flow to the incorrect location.
Erosion Is Another Negative Result Of Poor Drainage
You might be surprised, but your chosen plants may contribute to this common drainage issue. For example, if you notice displaced mulch or soil deposited on sidewalks or walkways, that is another clear indication that your landscape is experiencing drainage problems.
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