Tired of Flooding in Your Yard?
A soggy yard that doesn’t drain is a nightmare. Grass won’t grow well, and the constant pools of water are an unsightly breeding ground for mosquitoes. Taking on the problem singlehandedly could be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the time and resources.
Common drainage problems include flooding from downspouts, low spots in the yard, puddles of standing water, and flooding in planter areas. These issues can lead to unhealthy roots, more pests, and limited growth of plants and trees. Improve the health of your yard by improving your drainage system this season.
Who Can Help Solve a Soggy Yard?
BLC Yardscapes can help you with your drainage issues. We are not only great at growing lawns and gardens but also good at setting the ground right.
You Can Always Start with Simple DIY Fixes
If you are handy with tools, you can try some DIY fixes and see if they solve the problem. Sometimes, your drainage issues could be because your roof dumps water at the wrong place and you don’t have the right drainage systems for it.
Stand back and inspect the source of the water. If it is from a sump pump discharge or a downspout, consider redirecting the water flow to another spot.
When to Call a Professional Drainage Contractor
While some homeowners can fix simple drainage problems on their own, it is wise to call in the experts if the problem is beyond your capabilities.
Get professional contractors to handle the problem if
- The possible solutions are more complex than you can handle.
- You don’t have the time or resources to implement the fixes.
- You don’t know how to secure permits to fix the problem.
Some advanced fixes that you shouldn’t do on your own include
Grading the Yard to Fix the Slope
A well-pitched yard should naturally drain by letting water flow down by gravity. If your lawn isn’t well oriented, water will sit around or seep into the ground instead of flowing away. The best way to fix this is by digging up the yard or adding soil to change the slope. This could be a massive undertaking for one person.
Adding a French Drain
Redirecting water in your lawn discreetly is important, and having a French Drain installed by a drainage contractor will keep your yard dry and looking great. Because French Drains are buried under the soil, it will look as though nothing is even there. This is a perfect solution to maintaining your curb appeal and eliminating your water problem.
It is always good to first inspect your lawn to identify the drainage problems before calling in someone. The inspection will not only give you an idea of the scope of work but also tell you if you can fix the problem on your own. If you need to call a landscaping expert, BLC Landscaping can help. We’ll inspect your yard and discuss options for taking care of your drainage issues once and for all. We take into account your entire outdoor living space, your goals, and your current situation and offer a solution that will solve your drainage problems.