Drainage can be a huge problem from flooding issues, erosions, killing turf and plants. There are several way to help with the drainage issues you may be having. Brummel Lawn and Landscape LLC will meet with you to discuss the options that you may have. A Few of the option are:
Dry Creek Beds
Dry creek beds are an environmentally friendly landscape solution for soil erosion by creating a swale to give the water a channel and installing weedmat and decorative rock, to give a very functional but eye appealing look.
Down Spout Extension
Getting water away from the house and flowing towards a designed drainage area such as the storm drains or a drainage area at the back of the property, is the idea with extending the down spouts. All the pipe will be underground with an outlet at the end of the pipe that pops up when water is exiting and closes when the water stop to prevent any clogging. With this system there is nothing extra you will have to mow around or weedeat.
French drains are a great way to collect standing water, and keeping your lawn/landscape and basement dry. With French drains Brummel Lawn and Landscape LLC uses 4 in perforated pipe with clean gravel to ensure the water will be able to get to the pipe. Brummel lawn will check the grade to ensure that you have fall, for the gravity to carry the water away. After the drains have been installed the install crew will run some water to double check the drains.
Collection drainage systems are similar to a floor drain in your home. These boxes will be placed in already low areas or areas that may collect water and by installing a drainage box and running the pipe out it will eliminate the water problem.
Berms are an easy way to add interest and height to the landscape, especially in dull, flat lawn areas. Berms are simply mounded hills of dirt constructed for many reasons such as blocking out unwanted or unsightly views, directing or redirecting foot traffic or drainage, creating subtle and natural-looking privacy, adding raised elements to the garden, or simply emphasizing a particular area or focal point.
For some areas re-grading the area is all that is needed. Regrading by either bring in soil, or just using the existing soil and grading it in ensure a positive flow and direct the water in the right direction.