When you look outside on a rainy day, are you concerned about your landscape drowning under the showers? Then, it’s time you start to think about how you can storm-proof your landscape. This is an important step of landscape maintenance, and requires creative thinking that will protect your landscape from excess water and hail. Storms can be brutal, in more ways than one, so protecting your landscape is paramount. Here’s how you can work on getting your landscape ready for the coming storm season.
When you use cheaper, lighter mulch chips, they are easily carried away by water and can clog drainage systems. They can also make your walkways a mess! However, using heavier and higher quality mulch can help it to stay in place when there’s a lot of rain. You won’t have to worry about clogged drains, so long as you invest in the proper mulch. Remember–you get what you pay for!
Wherever possible, ask a paver to install porous pavement. This is simply pavement that has a drainage system built in, and it will divert rain water beneath the surface, rather than allowing it to pool. Excess water can easily damage any kind of pavement, but driveways are especially vulnerable, as they can form significant defects over time from frequent use. Porous pavement also protects the environment by minimizing storm run-off.
This is essentially a divot or depression in the landscape that allows rainwater to be diverted to another location. To make it more efficient, you can line the bottom with rocks or water-absorbing plants. The swale must lead the water to another location on your property, where it will either join another body of water, or lead into something like a rain garden. It’s up to you!
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