When building a landscape for your outdoors, it is important that you design it in such a way that it can prevent the collection of stormwater. Puddling and flooding as a result of a severe storm can ruin your yard’s appearance.
Read on as Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development, your local landscaping pros, discusses how to deal with stormwater.
These are depressions that follow the contour around the base of a natural or man-made slope, allowing stormwater to be channeled to another location away from your home. The gently-sloped banks of swales can feature plants that take up as much as rainwater as possible. Here, the soil used must be able to drain water fast. Heavy water flow can be managed with the addition of perforated pipes laid in gravel, also known as French drains.
A landscaper can incorporate paving materials with small gaps in the planned landscaping. These allow water to seep through into the layer of quick-draining gravel and into the soil underneath. The top surface of the pavement remains dry, minimizing instances of run-offs during a heavy downpour. Permeable paving comes in various types, including concrete pavers with voids in between, porous concrete or asphalt, and plastic grids.
This patch of soil in your yard is essentially a shallow catch basin filled with a bed of flowers. It is commonly the endpoint of swales within the landscaping, and it is where water gets absorbed into the soil and promote plant growth. A rain garden should be situated in an area that dries out quickly. It should be at least 10 feet from your home and at least four-times as far from a steep slope.
Transform your backyard into something beautiful and functional. Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development is ready to prepare a unique landscape plan and proposal for your home that is tailored to your specific needs and requests. We install outdoor lighting for patios and walkways and build fences made of iron, brick stone or wood.
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