Why Does My Yard Need a Landscape Drain?

Yard drainage system solutions

Yard drainage system solutions

Here at Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services, we see plenty of landscape drainage problems. There are several situations that lead to the need of a landscape drain or a complete yard drainage system. Poor drainage can carry away valuable topsoil, ruin expensive landscape designs and plants, and even cause water to migrate into basements. Years ago, downspouts were regularly connected to the sewer systems in a city. As localities enacted ordinances to have the water flow from downspouts redirected away from sewer lines, most homes just redirected the water out into the yard. This created new problems. This is one instance where a landscape drain under downspouts that takes water away from the yard is beneficial.

How it Works

A yard drainage system may be needed to carry water away from where it gathers into pools or puddles to protect everything from lawns to sidewalks. Small grates and catch basins connect to pipes that are buried to carry away water that would formerly fill an area in the yard during a rainstorm. Fast-moving runoff from paved areas and hillsides are other areas where drains can be beneficial.

Too much water or standing water can kill the lawn and other landscape plants.

Runoff strips away topsoil. This robs plants of vital nutrients contained in the thin layer of topsoil. Runoff can also carry away soil to expose tree roots. The tiniest amount of standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. These are just a few of the reasons why a landscape may need drains installed.

There is no need to just put up with runoff, soggy lawns, foundation and basement damage, ponding, or other issues caused by poor drainage. Problems that look difficult to solve often have an easy fix that our professionals are experienced in providing. If you are looking for the best Fort Worth sprinkler company to fix those landscape drainage concerns you have, give Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services a call at 817-608-0660 for more information. One of our professionals will help you achieve the landscape of your dreams.