Drainage problems will quickly ruin your beautiful yard. Not only does your yard become a muddy, soggy mess, but eventually, your water-logged grass will die. Not only that but in the Dallas, TX summer, standing water brings the mosquitos in droves. Nearly every yard has some sort of drainage issue; however, almost all of them are fixable. Here are some of the most common drainage problems that CGreens sees in Dallas, TX.
3 Common Drainage Problems
- Incorrect slope or pitch – If your yard’s slope or pitch is incorrect, drainage problems will be a prevalent problem. Your yard should always slope in a way that forces water away from your home’s foundation. It is also essential that you inspect your yard to make sure there are not any areas where water pools.
- Poor downspout installation – If your gutter downspout is not diverting water away from your home and out of your yard, you have a problem. Over time, unless properly directed, water at the bottom of the spout will pool and create dead, muddy spots. Remember, your downspout needs to divert water either into the street or to other parts of your yard that need the water.
- Paved Surfaces – Things like driveways or walkways can act as dams during a massive storm. Water can pool up on the edges of the concrete. Like we have said above, this will kill the submerged grass and attract mosquitos. The trick is making sure that the water has somewhere to go, and does not pool.
Drainage problems can quickly lead to severe problems for your yard. So, if you are dealing with some tricky drainage problems, CGreens is here! With 40 years of experience in the Dallas, TX area, CGreens Landscape management has the expertise to ensure that your yard drains correctly. For more information or to schedule a service, contact us today!