Most homeowners must resolve their yard drainage issues eventually and many don’t know what to look for when they have standing water in their yards. Many problems to the drainage system arise when the weather is extremely dry, and your lawn hasn’t been cleared of standing water. The poor drainage issue can cause odor and mildew in your house, basement, or even the neighbor’s property causing severe damage or ruining your home’s foundation. The damage will be severe and will affect your yard. What is the most important reason for your drainage issues?

Construct a Creek Bed

A stream bed of this type is capable of diverting water out from the low spot of a stream or direct running water out of rain gardens into sand or gravel to catch water and a runoff to direct water away from the house. When planted correctly, the creekbed can still be clean and beautiful while preventing more harm from occuring. A dry creek bed will solve drainage issues while creating beautiful landscapes.

Build a creekbed and keep the water away from the bottom of the garden if possible to avoid damaging any plants, organic matter, or tree roots. If a proper slope of the ground allows, use a stream bed as a drainage area. Initially build the swale- a simple, shallow drainage ditch. Adding a layer of stone will add interest to the area. Of course, it’s not necessary that you convert your drainage projects to a creekbed when there are other types of drainage systems.

Construct a Creek Bed

A stream bed of this type is capable of diverting water out from the low spot of a stream or direct running water out of rain gardens into sand or gravel to catch water and a runoff to direct water away from the house. When planted correctly, the creekbed can still be clean and beautiful while preventing more harm from occuring. A dry creek bed will solve drainage issues while creating beautiful landscapes.

Build a creekbed and keep the water away from the bottom of the garden if possible to avoid damaging any plants, organic matter, or tree roots. If a proper slope of the ground allows, use a stream bed as a drainage area. Initially build the swale- a simple, shallow drainage ditch. Adding a layer of stone will add interest to the area. Of course, it’s not necessary that you convert your drainage projects to a creekbed when there are other types of drainage systems.

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