Poor landscape drainage spells trouble for your yard and your home. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether your yard is experiencing landscape drainage issues until the problems have progressed to later, more damaging stages. It’s best to fix these issues and get your landscape drainage under control as soon as possible. Atlantic Maintenance Group can correct your landscape drainage or erosion issues if you notice any of these signs around your property. Plus, you still have time before winter and spring precipitation makes these problems worse.
Puddles and Pools of Water
This is one of the easier to spot signs of drainage problems in your landscape design. However, you can only tell after some heavy rainfall. Water should not pool and collect in puddles throughout your yard. Any excessive water on your property should be diverted away from your property’s main structure and drained farther away into the surrounding land.
Clogged Gutters and Downspouts
If there are any pools of water collecting around your property, you could find some around your gutters and downspouts. Gutters catch precipitation that would otherwise run down your home’s siding, causing all sorts of problems. With effective gutters and downspouts, the drainage system can adequately lead the excess water away from your home. Dirty and leaf-clogged gutters and downspouts indicate that your yard is likely experiencing landscape drainage issues currently. Further, you may need to use downspout extensions to redirect water more effectively.
Poor yard drainage can manifest as dead zones throughout your lawn. Grass and other plants will have trouble growing and thriving in overly saturated soil. However, be aware that a patchy lawn can be caused by many other issues unrelated to drainage. Have a landscaper evaluate the root cause before you consider covering up the yard with new sod.
If water doesn’t drain, then it pools and collects. This amount of water can very likely cause yard erosion. If you notice mulch out of your flower beds or mud on your driveway and sidewalk after a rainstorm, you may need to re-examine your landscape drainage.
Another thing that often accompanies unwanted water collection is an unpleasant odor. Smelly bacterial growth thrives in moist areas. Soil that stays damp for a long time due to poor drainage is sure to make that bacterial growth even more explosive.
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