10 Mar Fixing Water Runoff Problems on Your Lawn
If you’re experiencing water runoff problems, your instant turf may be suffering from unnecessary damage. Water runoff can cause nutritional deficiencies in the soil, whereby the nutrients are not being properly absorbed. You may also face the problem of flooding and erosion that will make it difficult to fix your landscape.
What causes water runoff?
Drainage issues can be caused by a variety of reasons. Typically, water runoff is caused by an inadequate pitch or slope in the yard. It can also be caused by severely compacted dirt, or even downspout issues that cause excess water to gather in the mulch or the soil below.
How can you fix your lawn’s drainage issues?
Depending on the cause of the water runoff problem, there are several ways you can fix the issue.
Construct a rain garden
If you have a low spot in your lawn where water collects, and you don’t have a big enough slope to drain it, it can become soggy over time. To address this issue, you can transform the low spot into a rain garden that can catch the excess water. You can fill it with water-loving plants to dry out the saturated area.
Aerate your lawn
You will often notice that water is not able to absorb as quickly when the soil is compacted. To fix this, aerate your lawn. Aeration helps relieve soil compaction, loosening it to get air and water to the roots more easily.
Extend your downspout
To divert water away from your lawn, have you considered extending your downspout? By doing so, you prevent the water from forming a basin in the middle of your lawn.
You should also check whether the gutters are in need of maintenance as faulty or blocked gutters can also lead to water overflows.
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