Though an integral part of any landscape design, landscape drainage solutions are something that many landscape contractors do not understand or specialize in. They might be forced into finding a drainage solution when they don’t really know what they’re doing, possibly making the problem worse. Or, they might not even recognize an existing drainage problem—or one that they’ve created with new landscaping or hardscaping—and overlook it all together.
Either way, the results could be disastrous. After all, drainage problems can definitely be exacerbated when changes to the landscape are made.
Imagine being outside and enjoying your brand-new patio when rainfall suddenly turns the space into a muddy mess. An event such as this can ruin your outdoor time.
We’ve seen improper drainage wipe out a brand-new plant bed installation. We’ve even seen water damming up near the house and flooding a basement. All of these worst-case scenarios can become a reality if landscape drainage solutions are not discussed from the very onset of a project.
Grading & swails
Downspout piping & drainage
Catch basins & channel drains
Dry river beds
Pop up emitters
At the end of the day, you want your outdoor living area to be your escape from the everyday stressors of life. But if you have uncorrected drainage problems, then all you’ll do is add to your stress.
Finding a company that offers landscape drainage solutions—and has the knowledge and experience to back that up—is key.
At Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape we have a golf course and sports turf management background. This experience has led our design process, by always putting drainage solutions, first. Water can be a powerful and destructive force—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Choosing a company that understands landscape drainage solutions will ensure you can put your water woes to rest.