With all the rain storms in Iowa this summer, this is a hot topic for us at Richmond’s Landscaping. We get a lot of calls after a good storm to fix problems caused by the mass amounts of water flooding through yards. Many of these problems are caused by lack of maintenance and keeping water from becoming a problem before it is too late. Here are a few reasons to take care of your water issues before it damages your yard or even your home:
Tiling in down spouts and into a disbursement box will help to prevent erosion from centralized water flow and carries the water away from the foundation.
Keep an eye on erosion, especially after the winter months
Water erosion and frost heaving in the winter from collected water in and around landscaping is one of the main causes of landscape failures.
Properly install Landscape drainage
The landscape may be installed correctly but if the installer didn’t take care of the 2 down spouts dumping water next to the landscape it will become an issue quickly.
It is much more cost effective to take care of the problem immediately than to wait until you see the consequences of the water problem.