Archive for the ‘Drainage Soutions’ Category
Many homeowners struggle with poor drainage in their backyard. Whether it is from a bad slope or poorly compacted soil, erosion and drainage issues can quickly ruin a beautiful landscape. At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we are equipped to offer a number of solutions for your poor backyard drainage. While we can regrade your property or install a dry creek bed, some customers find a rain garden to be the perfect solution.
A rain garden uses water runoff to strategically cultivate plants. This is a way to embrace the extra water and use it to enhance your landscape and even attract birds. Location is very important when creating a rain garden. It needs to be proper distance from your home so that the drainage doesn’t accumulate near your foundation. You’ll also need to be sure it isn’t going to interfere with your septic system. Lastly, your rain garden site needs to have full sun exposure for 4-6 hours of the day so that its plants can thrive. continue reading
Your landscape is much like your body. While it has health needs and functional demands, it deserves to look attractive too. When considering your landscape, drainage is a primary threat to its health and functionality. However, what if you could solve drainage issues without sacrificing the aesthetic appeal of your landscape. In fact, what if you could improve its scenic value while implementing a drainage solution. A dry creek bed is one of the best “win-win solutions” in the landscaping industry. And it’s easy to install and maintain as an added bonus! continue reading
We’ve arrived at that time of year in Georgia, when an afternoon thunderstorm makes its debut more days than not. While it’s nice to cool off after hours in the beating summer sun, too much rainfall in a short amount of time could cause issues with your landscape. When it comes to protecting your plants from washing away or suffering rain-related fungi, drainage is key. continue reading
Poor drainage in your yard can wreak havoc on the health of your landscape. In fact, your grass and plants can die just as fast with too much water as they can from drying out. If you notice consistent soggy spots on your turf or wet soil in a flowerbed even when the rest of your landscape has dried out, it may be time to invest in some drainage solutions.
While you may quick to focus on the greenery and flowers of your landscape, it is important to pay attention to the soil as well. Without quality soil, your landscape simply cannot thrive. A quality soil should do many things, including infiltrate water, store water and nutrients for the plant to use, have some organic matter and air spaces, limit erosion and be plentiful in soil microbes. To accomplish all of these tasks, your soil must have air. Compacted soil, unfortunately, does not have proper air space. If you consider the healthy, freshly tilled soil on a farm, compacted soil is just the opposite.
Areas of compacted soil in your landscape need to be identified in order to foster healthy and beautiful plants. For many homeowners, compacted soil is a result of the following:
- Poor drainage
- Human activities (kids play area, walking path, etc)
- Dog traffic
- Lawn mowers or other heavy equipment
- Clay soils
Most areas of compacted soil don’t happen overnight. They develop over years of heavy traffic or specific habits. Therefore, it can be difficult to realize they are forming. Hiring a professional landscaper can help you not only identify areas of soil compaction but also remedy these problem spots. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping provides full service lawn care, including drainage solutions and lawn aeration to restore health to your soil.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone