One of the most important aspects of good landscaping is having a good functional drainage system. Without it, your landscape can become soggy, damaged and destroyed. Too much water leads to erosion and other problems, many of which can’t be seen right away with the naked eye. That’s why it’s so important to implement a drainage system. Having one in place will put your mind at ease and ensure that your yard stays in great shape even during any snow or heavy rain seasons. At Sugar Land Landscapers we can design and install a drainage system that will work for your yard and keep it in pristine condition year round.
Deck drains or patio drains are typically used to help drain patio areas. They can be made from a variety of different materials including brass or stone, and are usually quite small, which means they will not be super noticeable. They are built right into the patio surface to help collect extra rainwater so that it does not sit on your concrete or fall between slabs and cause them to become uneven or cracked. If you have a sloped yard, they will be placed at the bottom of the slope to drain the water so that it does not puddle and create problems.
French drains are buried beneath the ground and surrounded by materials that allow for proper drainage. The pipes used in a French drain system are perforated, which allows the pipe to disperse the water over a large area of the yard, rather than settle in one place. One benefit of French drains is that they blend in with other landscaping features, so that you do not have to see the pipes. The main purpose of French drains is to protect your soil and yard from being oversaturated with water, which is extremely damaging.
Catch basins are a common method in preventing water damage to your landscape. Catch basins are essentially boxes, which come in various sizes, and are placed in the ground to help drain the water into a connecting sewage system. When water is left to sit on your lawn, not only does it cause soil erosion and dead grass, but it can also become a breeding ground for insects and bacteria. Catch basins will ensure that this does not happen. They will filter out dirt and debris and other things that could be in the water, and collect them at the bottom of the basin. This allows you to manually clean it out so that it doesn’t flow into your sewage system.
A creek bed is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing methods of water drainage. If you have a hill or a slope in your yard, a creek bad will act as a channel to filter the water away from your home and lawn. Using big rocks, stones, gravel and plants, you can make a creek bed that looks to be a part of your landscaping design, but also acts as a drainage system. Plus, the water that drains away from your home can be beneficial to any plants that you decide to include in your creek bed.