Soggy Lawn? 3 Ways to Improve Drainage

Yard drainage is always a common problem for homeowners. But before you can determine a solution, you must first observe the situation. For example, do you have too many rain gutters emptying into one location? Is rain sheeting off your shed's roof, or is it running down from your neighbor's lawn? Either way, improving your lawn drainage doesn't have to be complicated. Here are three ways The Southern Landscape Group can help!

Soggy Lawn? 3 Ways to Improve Drainage

1.  Rain Gardens

Sometimes, solving a significant drainage problem with a big project isn't financially feasible. Here is where rain gardens and landscaping come into play. There are plenty of native plant options that thrive in soggy soil, and they help create a natural sponge. They also create habitats for frogs, birds, insects, and other wildlife that rely on shelter and water to survive. 

2. New Gutters and Downspouts

Often, homeowners have too many downspouts on one side of the house, which leads to a soggy lawn in that area. If your current downspouts empty into areas that run uphill or in low-lying areas that already collect enough water, then it's time to redirect your gutter system. This often looks like a dry creek bed or attaching a rigid drain pipe to the end of your gutter to carry water away from the problem area. 

3. Dry Wells

Dry wells are perforated tanks that sit in your lawn, surrounded by an aggregate. When it rains, water seeps into the well and then further exits deep into the soil through the holes of the tank. Many homeowners love this system because it ingests a large volume of water and prevents the top layer of soil from becoming too saturated. Tie this in with a french drain or dry creek channel, and you'll never have to worry about standing water in your lawn again!

Let's Fix Your Soggy Lawn

The Southern Landscape Group knows that water is essential for your lawn and flower beds. However, you can have too much of a good thing. Standing water can destroy your landscape and lawn, so we must correct your drainage right away! We can do this through hardscapes, landscape design, or a new irrigation system. So, if you live in the Pinehurst or Southern Pines, NC, area, give us a call at (910) 944-2361.