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Avoiding Lawn Flooding in the Summer Months

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There is a fine line between healthy irrigation and dangerous flooding.

Maryland is notorious for summer downpours that last minutes and flood yards (and basements) throughout the area. If you are concerned about lawn flooding ruining the landscaping and hardscaping you’ve worked hard to cultivate, here are some of our favorite tips to prevent that from happening.

Make the Grade

Have you taken the time to have your yard properly graded? If the water outside of your home isn’t flowing away from your home or if the ground isn’t sloping away from your home, it’s a sign that your yard is in desperate need of proper grading. The professionals at Aqua Bright can survey your yard and develop proper grading throughout to prevent lawn flooding.

Native Plants Are Key

While we all have ideas about what plants are most beautiful, many people avoid native plants in favor of more exotic varieties or plants that fit their ideal landscaping design. However, native plants are the single best choice to help prevent lawn and landscape flooding in the summer months. Plants that are supposed to be found in the area help to stop the soil erosion process and aid in the process of stormwater drainage.

Add Some Mulch

If you have garden areas that are properly graded away from your home, fil them with a few inches of mulch to help secure the soil and lock in moisture. If you need to mulch in the area directly near your siding, ensure that mulch stays at least half a foot away from the siding itself to avoid moisture wicking.

Add Grass

It sounds a little silly, but one of the best ways to avoid lawn flooding in the summer months is by planting more grass. Thanks to grass’s root structure, it can actually help to absorb water. Make sure that you don’t cut your lawn too short in the summer months, as that can damage the grass roots and lead to lawn flooding and basement flooding.

Prevent Lawn Flooding with Aqua Bright

Whatever the cause of your landscaping or hardscaping woes, the professionals at Aqua Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online. For more information on the many irrigation and illumination services we offer, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest.

 

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