Did you know that 70% of homes have failing drainage- either from inadequate systems or improper installation? In an age of record-breaking weather events and increasing need for water conservation, finding smart ways to use water and installing proper drainage are at the top of the list in sustainable landscape design.
We know that drainage isn’t the most glamorous part of a landscape, however, it cannot be ignored. This vital portion of design ensures the longevity of the landscape itself. When this essential component is incorporated, it helps provide a healthier living environment for you and your outdoor space. A good drainage system can reduce and virtually eliminate common problems such as standing water, soggy areas after heavy rains.
Quality drainage systems can mean the difference between being able to use your whole yard or having a mosquito breeding ground on your property, no one want’s to breed mosquitos right? Proper drainage around the perimeter of the house prevents leaks, mold and moisture from entering building foundations and walls. Too much water in landscaped areas can result in numerous plant diseases and can even kill sensitive plants like evergreens. Overly wet turf areas are prone to soil compaction and injury from foot traffic and mowing problems.
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