It can be tricky for homeowners that have to deal with poor drainage issues to maintain their surrounding this spring. A yard with poor drainage might experience a variety of issues in addition to being muddy and unpleasant to walk on. Your grass will struggle to grow, and eventually, moss might take its place. You should prioritize addressing those spring drainage issues related to your landscape this spring. Here are some helpful tips to improve the drainage surrounding your yard this spring.
You Run-Off Areas Are Blocked
One of the first steps in controlling drainage around your landscape this spring is ensuring you have enough places for water runoff. You can avoid obstructing run-off areas with planters and raised beds. Other types of vegetation can also block the path of runoff. If you have plant beds, create a proper slope, so the water runs downhill. If water pools in plant beds from poor drainage, they can become waterlogged and die.
Compacted And Damaged Soil
Soil that has been compacted can also create drainage problems. This is a common issue with new homes where equipment has damaged your lawn. The ground may never dry if the grass is planted in wet, compacted soil. If this occurs, you may need a rototiller to fix it. As always, you can contact the staff at The Landscape Design Center for assistance. We can rototill the yard, mix in topsoil, put in a french drain, and replant the sod to eliminate drainage issues.
Obstructed Gutters Will Harm Your Surrounding Landscape
Dirty and clogged gutters can also bring on significant drainage problems. Rainwater that overflows gutter tops may collect below in a small area and soak hardscapes and plants. Maintain clean gutters and direct water flow in a downhill direction. Installing subsurface drains or adding a layer of gravel can help the water flow more effectively if certain sections of your yard won’t drain. You should spend money on vegetation that can withstand a moist environment if you still experience drainage problems.
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