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Properties come in all shapes and sizes. While many Georgia neighborhoods are established on flat land, there is still a significant amount of homes that were built on a slope or hill. Whether your home is on a mountain that overlooks water or your front yard has a steep incline to the street, you may need to consider the possibility of a retaining wall if you want to protect your landscape. 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
If your gutters are not installed properly or incorrectly sized for your home, it can cause flooding on your lawn. Not only does flooding ruin your landscape, but it can also cause problems with the foundation of your home. Consider these budget-friendly water runoff solutions to protect your landscape investment from gutter problems:
Rather than replace your entire gutter system, you may be able to effectively divert the flow by installing a drain pipe extension to your current gutters. These are easy to install and typically found at your local hardware store. You’ll first need to determine exactly where you want the water to flow. In most cases, adding a few feet to your downspout around problem areas (walkways, courtyard, etc) will do the trick.
If you do not have a downspout or it isn’t working correctly, you may want to consider a rain chain to help control heavy amounts of rainwater. A rain chain is a series of decorative cups or bells that provide both aesthetics and purpose. Water must trickle through the chain elements as it falls from your roof, which reduces the amount of steady stream water that hits the ground.
Another option is to simply put a small reservoir under your downspout to collect the rainwater and prevent it from hitting the ground and damaging your lawn. If you want to be resourceful, use this collected water to water your garden in the future.
At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we are experts at helping customers remedy their drainage problems. Don’t let your hard work or major investment in your landscape get ruined due to improper drainage on your property. We can give you gutter tips and provide drainage solutions for all types of lawns.
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Few of us have the perfect lot and landscape. There is often at least one trouble spot in each yard; an area that plants and grass simply won’t grow well. For many homeowners, installing a dry creek bed can eliminate these problem areas. Here are three main reasons why customers choose dry creek beds in their landscape:
#1 Erosion Control
The primary reason that people opt for dry creek beds is to solve erosion and drainage problems in a sloping yard. If you are tired of watching your landscape slowly wash away every time it rains, consider installing a dry creek bed as a simple and attractive solution. Your aggravating erosion problems will transform into a tranquil sight of water flowing across an assortment of natural stones and boulders. A dry creek bed is designed so that the excess water is diffused between the gravel, stones and boulders of the bed, allowing the ground to remain firmly in place underneath.
#2 Poor Grass Growth
If you have shady areas in your yard that grass struggles to grow, consider a dry creek bed instead. Homeowners also find that this landscaping solution works well for areas that have grass that is too steep to mow. When the rain isn’t falling, dry river beds can also serve as an attractive rock garden with your selection of hearty plants.
#3 Garden Focal Point
A dry creek bed can be an environmentally friendly and natural design element in your landscape. In addition to controlling erosion and improving drainage problems, dry creek beds can be customized to highlight your specific style and be a focal point in your garden. Choose from many different kinds of stone to customize a dry creek bed to accent your personal outdoor area. Dry creek beds are very easy to maintain, as they may only need an occasional blowing of leaves and debris to keep it looking best.
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping are experts when it comes to solving your drainage problems. They implement a full range of services, from French Drains to dry creek beds, to protect your landscape.
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You can have the most well-manicured and beautiful yard in the neighborhood, but if you have drainage problems, your perfect landscape won’t last long. Drainage issues are one of the most commonly overlooked landscaping design factors. Many homeowners and business owners attempt a breathtaking landscape design but forget to consider where excess water will drain. Poor drainage can lead to wilting plants and turf, unwanted standing water, displaced groundcover and even building damage. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping has professionals that can handle mild to severe drainage problems.
If your yard has poor drainage, it could be as simple as regarding your terrain or you may need more advanced drainage solutions such as a retaining wall or French drain. The first step is to find the source of your excess water. This could be anything from a leaky pipe in your irrigation system to a steep sloping terrain in your landscape. Your solution will obviously depend on the source of your problem. Drainage systems are typically divided into three categories:
• Surface: An example of surface drainage is the channel drain, which is typically used in paved areas that collect water. Surface drainage systems collect excess surface water from planter beds, window wells, and certain turf areas where water puddles. This type of system uses catch basins, which have a sump area to collect debris so that it does not clog the piping.
• Sub-surface: This is an underground drainage solution that carries water away from low-lying areas and into the street or main drainage line. The French drain is the most popular form of sub-surface drainage system.
• Downspout: A downspout is an excellent solution if you have problems with water collecting around the base of your house. They are extended through a connection to buried drainpipes, which effectively leads water away from your foundation.
Drainage problems can be very complex and many involve a number of contributing factors. It is best to hire a professional to thoroughly examine your property and present the most effective drainage solution for your specific yard. Investing in a drainage solution should be your first step in creating a beautiful and valuable landscape!
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