Drainage Problems?

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by John Whitlock /CC BY

Houstonians know that when it rains here, it pours.  In relatively flat areas such as ours, a well designed drainage system is a priority.  Drainage and grading should be one of the most important issues in a landscape design due to the potential for water damage to structures, drowning plants, and turning your yard into a mosquito-breeding swamp.

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by Luz /CC BY

If you do find yourself with standing water in your landscape after rainfall, then you may need the help of an experienced landscape designer to correct your drainage issues.  A good landscape designer will analyze the nature of your yard, and take elevations to get an accurate level of the ground so that they can come up with solutions to where the problems lie, and solve them through design.

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by Jay@MorphoLA/CC BY

When your designer creates the new drainage plan,  it could be a relatively simple way to alter the landscape of your yard so that water will naturally flow away from the home and problem areas.  Depending on the case, they may utilize surface grading to ensure there is enough fall to drain, or raise planting areas, or install a "French Drain", or implement a way to capture or redirect heavy runoff to provide better control.

 

 

Have you found your yard to be a swampy mess after all this rain?  Living Expression Landscapes are the experienced professionals to call for correcting drainage problems, and for all your landscape design and maintenance needs.   

Below is an examples of how we expertly solved drainage issues for a client that was previously dealing with a swampy yards after a hard rain.  After the installation of an underground drainage systems we covered back up the problem areas and functionally blended with the backyard by installing clever landscaping design.  The end-result landscape design can be as big and bold as you want, such as a patio addition, stairs, retaining walls, etc.,  or as simple as rock landscaping you see below.  No one will ever know you once had a water issue there except you! Call us at 281-681-8715 for a consultation today!