Heavy rainfall can cause flooding in a landscape if it does not have proper drainage. Standing water is not good for landscapes as it jeopardizes the landscape’s health by causing excessive water stress on the roots of all the plants and the turfgrass. This will slowly kill them.
Another major problem caused by poor landscape drainage is soil erosion. Rainfall and other types of precipitation like frost thawing will cause soil runoff, thus taking away the top layer of the soil and reducing the quality of the landscape.
Poor landscape drainage will also keep the lawn grass wet or moist for long periods. This will increase the risk of fungal infections for the grass. Fungal infections spread quickly and create a lot of damage that is expensive to repair.
If the water does not drain from the landscape effectively after a rainfall, it will create water puddles which are a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests that can impact the health of the people using the area.
Installing yard drainage solutions in your landscape will prevent these issues and keep it functioning at its best for a long time, as effective drainage increases the longevity of the landscape.
Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation offers a variety of drainage solutions for both new landscapes and already existing ones. We have the skill and the equipment to design entirely customized drainage systems from scratch and fix the drainage problems in established landscapes through carefully planned renovation projects. From simple gutter diversions to creating complex underground drainage systems, Down To Earth’s expert team is dedicated to working with our clients to implement a solution that meets their needs.