We are all ready to embrace warmer weather and longer days. Especially after the harsh winter we just endured, spring couldn’t come sooner. But with warm weather comes a few concerns for your yard and its drainage. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when gearing up your yard for the spring thaw.
Take a Walk
As the weather slowly warms up, take this as an opportunity to survey your yard and check out whatever water damage the winter has left behind. This is also a great chance to catch sight of any damage before it even happens. Look for problem areas that look especially saturated, and be sure to contact a professional if specific areas have difficulty drying over time.
In the late winter and early spring months, the ground is especially damp and tender. You and your family should try to avoid any high-traffic areas in your yard. Too much traffic in a wet yard can cause damage that is harder to repair later in the spring.
Check All Systems
Check all of your drainage systems and pumps. Make sure your gutters are clear and that your sump pump is working properly. If you noticed any damage during your walkabout, these are the first places to check out. Leveling your yard isn’t always an option when you spot a problem area. Drainage systems like a French drain or downspout drain can alleviate any drainage issues while also adding a stylish aesthetic to your landscaping.
Tune It Up
Be sure that every part of your house’s drainage system is working at full capacity. Cold winters are hard on every system that is working to keep a house warm. The spring thaw may reveal some damage you weren’t previously aware of. If it’s time to tune up your drainage system, call a professional before handling any major reparations.
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