Spring Time in Kentucky: Drainage Solutions for Your Lawn and Landscape
Does your lawn seem like it will never dry out? Kentucky’s crazy weather in the spring consists of rain, snow, and every other type of moisture. Residential yards can take weeks to dry. A muddy yard is a messy place for your kids and even dogs to run and play, not to mention muddy footprints on your floors! Excess moisture can pose an issue in the warmer months as mosquitos and other inspects gather around wet areas. Solutions to these problems can make your property a safe and clean space.
Ways to improve drainage issues:
Appropriate downspout and splash block.
If there is no slope for the water to run away from the foundation, attach a PVC drainage pipe and run the pipe underground to an area that allows the water to run downhill.
If there is no downhill slope falling away from the foundation a “Flo-well” is a great option. A “Flo-well” will hold up to 50 gallons of water and slowly releases the water 2-3’ below grade.
Make sure you don’t have too much canopy cover from surrounding trees. Too much shade will cause your turf to struggle. In areas where your turf is thin, rainfall cannot be sufficiently absorbed causing a muddy mess.
If you have siding on your home, make sure your mulch isn’t above the lowest portion of the siding, as this can cause leaks into your home and basement.
Make sure all drains around your home are clear of soil and debris.
Hopefully this information has given you some ideas on how to solve your drainage issues. Terrain is more than happy to discuss your landscape projects with no consultation costs. Feel free to fill out our “Get an Estimate” form and we will contact you.