Before you embark on any hardscaping or landscaping projects, you may have to grade the area. But what is land grading, and why is it essential to any hardscaped or landscaped property? Grading adjusts the slope of your landscape so it carries water away from your home. Since the process can be complicated, proper grading is best handled by a qualified professional. Once it’s done, your property will be better protected—and better looking. Keep reading to learn more about landscape grading from Carroll Landscaping.
What Is Landscape Grading?
Landscape grading is leveling or sculpting the land to prepare the site for specific elements, whether a garden bed or hardscaping like a driveway, patio, path, or walkway.
Grading also slopes the land, so water flows away from the house and prevents land erosion by spreading out the excess water. If the water pools in certain areas, plants and grass can become waterlogged, which kills off the landscaping over the long term. This standing water also invites mosquito breeding. Water pooling by your home’s foundation can leak into the house and cause structural damage over the long term.
Does My Property Have Poor Grading?
You’ll notice grading issues because the ground is uneven, you have poor drainage, or there are incorrect elevations in certain areas. Grading issues aren’t only found on unoccupied sites; they can be on any type of property. Not all grading is done right the first time, and sometimes it needs correcting or regrading.
Grading Makes Landscaping Easier
A great benefit of land grading is that your landscape is easier to maintain and use for future projects. For example, if you want a nice, smooth stone walkway in the front of your home, but the front landscape is uneven where the walkway would go. Landscape grading makes the front landscape level to make the walkway easier to build and safer to use.
Homeowners want to use their beautiful landscapes and build on them, and land grading makes constructing those dreams possible even with a sloped yard.
Trust the Landscape Grading Professionals
A professional land grader from Carroll Landscaping understands how to grade your property correctly the first time. Poor drainage or trying to land grade without a professional can result in costly damage. Proper and successful land grading should be carefully performed to prevent erosion, manage drainage, and protect the safety of any structures that are or will be built on the land. At Carroll Landscaping, we can perform landscape drainage and grading services on your property to ensure that water ends up only where it should.
Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416