Well, Mother Nature, you’ve certainly done a number on the Northeast this winter—dumping snow and ice on our fine state every other day! Do you promise to make it stop soon? We sure hope so because the spring cleanup for our yards is going to be a huge challenge.
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably have a section of your property that constantly gives you problems. Maybe it puddles with water, slopes downward or traps moisture and dirt. If so, your property probably needs more rescuing than ever as a result of this harsh winter!
Fortunately, the team at Castle Point Landscape Design has professional solutions for all of that extra moisture settling on your grass! If your lawn took a beating and you’re looking to improve things, we can help.
Here’s the nitty gritty: You don’t need to live with standing or flooding water on your property. Instead, call us to help sort out the underlying problems and provide you with professional solutions. After all, the health of your landscape ensures your home’s safety. That’s why moisture issues should never be ignored.
Here are four common reasons your lawn may be waterlogged:
When your yard isn’t properly graded, it may feature marshy areas that maintain moisture. Those depressions hold water, that doesn’t drain off. One solution is to add a stone creek bed. The result? Better drainage that prevents storm water from seeping into your lawn.
Poor home foundation
A home’s improperly laid foundation can be the main culprit of poor drainage. When water pools around your foundation (normally due to improper elevation and slope), it has nowhere to go except inside your home—more specifically, your basement. Grading the area around your home’s foundation gives the water a place to go, helping to prevent water from settling in and around your home. For more complicated water issues, we can also install drainage systems or catch basins.
Uneven hardscaped surfaces
Your driveways, walkways and patios should also be graded properly to avoid water damage. If they aren’t properly sloped, water will start to puddle and will have no proper way to reroute itself. This is where we can intervene, installing retaining walls or a drainage system to effectively address problem areas.
New downspouts and gutters
If your gutters are clogged and overflowing with rainwater, you’ll notice a huge pool of water underneath where it overflows. Remember to clean gutters regularly or replace them if they’re not rerouting water away from your home. It’s also important to address your downspouts. Are they far enough away from your property to alleviate run-off? If not, we can help you solve this problem.
It is critical to hire a professional landscaper when dealing with drainage and grading issues. While it can be tempting to take on these projects yourself, hiring an expert for professional assessment and solutions will ensure that your drainage and grading issues in Basking Ridge are fixed for good.