Maintaining proper drainage is an essential part of your landscape design plan. Poor drainage can lead to major structural damage on the inside of your home and ruin the gorgeous landscaping on the outside of your home. Whether you are taking advantage of our comprehensive landscaping services or installing a new deck, we can perform landscape drainage services on your property to ensure that water does not ruin your yard.
The Consequences of Improper Drainage
Your entire property will suffer if the drainage in your yard is poor or nonexistent. Pools of water in your landscaping can erode soil, harm trees, and their roots, and attract pests and mosquitoes. If water collects close to the foundation of your house, it may eventually result in structural and water damage. When there is water damage, mold grows on your property and needs to be removed, which is expensive. Landscape drainage is constantly incorporated into our landscape architecture and design ideas.
Landscape Drainage Prevents Water Damage
A graded landscape will prevent water pooling and improve water drainage. When land is uneven, proper water drainage isn’t possible during heavy rainfall. Instead of water flowing away from your house, it will flow towards it. If this water accumulates around the property’s foundation, it can create cracks or, even worse, cause flooding. Our team can reshape the surface angle, which aids in channeling water away from your home when it rains and storms.
Proper Drainage Means Healthier Plants
In addition to protecting your home, landscape drainage prevents damage to your landscape and makes your plants healthier. Tackling water drainage issues improves plant health. Water pools in a specific area, like the bottom of a hill, when it rains. These pools cause grass and plants to become overwatered and effectively drowning. Plus, overwatered landscapes tend to attract mosquitos and other pests.
At Carroll Landscape, we are familiar with a wide variety of drainage solutions that are proven and efficient. Our most popular landscape drainage solutions include:
- Grass channel swales: Swales are designed as part of your lawn to subtly direct water away from your home with careful grading. Grass Channel Swales do not need much space or incline to be effective, so they work well for many yards.
- Dry Wells: Dry wells are eco-friendly and remove excess water by redirecting it to an underground well. Over time, the water will leave the well and filter into the groundwater tables.
- French Drains: French drains are a time-tested solution for various drainage woes. French drains can be designed to complement many different landscapes and direct excess water into a drain instead of distributing it throughout your property.
Don’t Leave Your Yard’s Drainage to Chance
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape design, landscape maintenance, and landscape plantings. 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.