An Important Part of Your Landscape – Landscape Drainage

Landscaping drainage can be the difference between a beautiful garden and a beautiful landscape. If you are unsure about what drains are, here are a few things to look for. These are things to consider if you want to know what drains are in your yard.

Roots get rid of any excess water that is in the soil. They are more beneficial to the environment and to your plants. Root problems often cause problems with garden soil. By using the right drains, the roots can work hardening the soil and improving the soil’s quality.

Drains work by letting soil hold more water. This way, all the water that was in the soil stays in the soil and no it is not re-routed. And, the plants and the flowers are not affected.

When the drain area is finished, it needs to be cut back so it does not cause further damage. There should be some excess soil left on the sides of the drain but not too much. And, there should be a healthy root system that is filled with water.

The location of the drains is important. You want them to be just outside of a drainage system. By having the drains within the drainage system, it helps to move water through the pipes. This helps to prevent algae from forming around the pipes, which in turn helps prevent plumbing clogs.

After the drains are installed, they need to be dug out about six inches from the ground level. In Minnesota, this is often just under the eaves of a home. You do not want to dig them out too far because this can cause flooding, especially in a spring or fall.

After the drains are dug, the pipe work that will connect them is laid out properly. So, when the plants are planted, it will follow the route of the drains. Also, when the drains are installed, it will be in a location that can easily drain water away from the flower beds.

Areas that have large trees should not be dug in. There are chemicals that can be applied to tree roots. A simple use of a lawn trimmer will help to create pathways around the tree to help it get around.

For areas where you want to keep a lot of water in the soil, there is a general rule of thumb. You can get away with deeper drains, but you may have to remove a certain amount of the trees to reach the roots. The flowers and plants will not be affected by the deeper drains.

At this point, you should be testing the soil around the drain. The test is called a sump test. In order to do this properly, it is best to have a professional come out and do it. They will tell you what type of material is best and what type of material works the best for the area.

After the drain has been installed, you will need to plant the plants and flowers that you want to use. After planting, it is important to make sure that the plants and flowers get plenty of sunlight. And, the best way to help to prevent any further water damage is to wait until the rainy season is over.

Landscape drains can be the difference between beautiful gardens and beautiful landscapes. They are easy to install, and will increase the beauty of your yard. The drains are an important part of your landscape.