No household loves the muddy mess caused by poor drainage systems in their yards. As you near the colder months, how do you prepare your yard to ensure proper drainage? The last thing you would want is a boggy muddle and watery yard around your home.
Whether you have foundation issues, water leaks, or erosion problems, we can bail you out of trouble. At DNS Landscaping, we have specific solutions to these problems. Reach out to us to fix common drainage problems in your lawns and yards.
Tips to ensure proper drainage in your yard in winter
We have recommended some of the effective ways that should help you do away with drainage issues in the fall.
- Get your soil aerated
We often recommend our clients getting the soil in the yard aerated. This is a process in which professionals break down the compacted soil with thatch-like grass to ensure water penetration. This way, the soil particles can absorb more water, which would otherwise flow elsewhere.
Generally, you can aerate the soil using a lawn spike aerator or garden fork. With these aeration holes, the water can distribute deeply into the soil after soaking down.
If your yard experiences persistent drainage issues, grading can help you resolve drainage problems. While building new homes, developers seldom prioritize grading the plots. So, when it rains, the accumulated water can quickly get under the foundation of the property.
With professional grading services, our experts make adjustments to the slope of the yard. This way, you can channel water away from the property. Established landscaping companies deploy diggers and skid steers to adjust the slopes around your house.
- Integrating a French drain
With a French drain in your yard, you can significantly cut down common drainage problems. This is a kind of trench, that we fill with rock and gravel. This trench also comes with a perforated pipe to direct the surface water in a direction different from the foundation. This mechanism also comes in handy while you try to reduce the pressure of groundwater behind retaining walls.
So, if any part of your yard takes longer than usual time to dry, you can get a French drain integrated by experts. Besides, we also recommend digging a drainage pit and connecting the same to the pipe of the French drain.
A swale is a strategic feature in yards, that experts dig to create a funnel to hold water. This swale has two slopes, and can help you resolve drainage issues by capturing water. Besides, you can use this water for your plants, or even reduce erosion by positioning swales strategically. Given that integrating these features can be complex and challenging, it would be wise to consult experienced landscaping teams like us.
Apart from these tips, we would also recommend you clearing the drains and culverts around your garden regularly. This ensures that you will have no hindrance for the excess water to drain out of your yard. For professional landscaping services, feel free to reach out to us at DNS Landscaping. We are available at 210-765-8667, and you can fill up this contact form for us to get back.