It may not be visually eye-catching, but a well-planned drainage system is a vital part of landscape design. In fact, it is just as important as your garden, trees, walk path, or any other part of the landscape design. A poor drainage system can actually harm the features in your landscape design.
The biggest issue you’ll have with bad drainage is erosion. Precipitation leads to soil runoff. This can take your landscaping away too. If this happens for an extended period of time, it can cause make your foundation shift or sink. Then your home would be unsafe and require some pretty expensive repairs. In addition, you’ll have wasted all of that time and money on your landscape that is washing away.
Another issue that may come up with poor drainage is standing water. This will kill your grass and other plant life. Not only that, but these spots make a perfect home for some unwanted characters — like mosquitoes. They can be annoying sure, but they can also spread disease to your family and animals. One more thing. That extra moisture can make your plant roots become a victim of fungus and mold.
Spring Falls Landscaping specializes in creating good drainage for your landscape design. We’ll help you make sure that these downfalls are avoided while giving you a landscape design that will ensure the health and longevity of your beautiful landscape. We have a few options available for landscape design drainage.
Proper drainage is a critical part of your landscape. Drainage and grading should be a big consideration in your landscape — no matter if it is a rainy climate or not. We offer a range of drainage options that include:
- Downspout piping and drainage: A pipe carries the rainwater away from your house so it won’t seep into the basement. This piping would be attached to downspouts, storm drains, and any other water disposal areas.
- French drains: A trench that is filled with gravel or rock or a pipe that is used to redirect surface water and groundwater away from your home. There may be hollow pipes along the bottom. This allows for quick venting of water that seeps through the rock above.
- Slotted/perforated drains: A perforated pipe absorbs water and drains it away through small holes or slots along the pipe. This is great for an outdoor underground drainage system.
- Catch basins and channel drains: These are boxes of various sizes that are placed in the ground close to areas that have standing water. These in-ground drain installations will capture the stormwater around your home so you have proper drainage and no property damage.
How Do You Choose?
Which drainage system will work the best for you? How do you know? It can be difficult to decide what the best option will be for your landscape design. That’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that you don’t have to worry about that. Let us take care of that for you. Our team knows that a great landscape begins with landscape design. This includes good drainage.
We’ll help you all the way through — from initial consultation to a conceptual design phase to a final design with specific features and the right drainage system.
Then all you need to do is put your feet up, while Spring Falls Landscaping does the rest. We always encourage client involvement through the entire process of the exciting transformation that is taking place with your landscape. Landscape design is just one of the many services we offer. Check out our photo gallery to see some of the ways we can help you create the perfect landscape for your property.
Choose Spring Falls
Your property is an expression of oneself through the use of flowers, trees, and architectural and structural embellishments. Not only can we help you identify your vision and turn it into reality, but we will make sure it stays that way. Whether you need a small refurbishment, complete landscape design or continued landscape maintenance — Spring Falls has the best landscapers in Idaho Falls. Contact us today to get your project started or schedule a free consultation.