Inadequate yard drainage can lead to flooding and ultimately ruin property and landscaping. Landscape drainage solutions can be incorporated in two ways: Surface water drainage, below ground drainage, or both. Redirected downspouts and other structural fixes are effective, but erosion is still possible when gutters are not capable of handling heavy rain and water volume. You can also create curb-appeal with landscape designs that prevent flood damage!
Landscape Designs that prevent flood damage:
Surface drainage systems pull excess water from hardscapes (paved areas such as streets and sidewalks, structures, walls, etc) planting beds and areas where water tends to collect and provides a path on the surface for the water to move. Surface water drainage solutions include connecting additional piping to downspouts, and directing runoff away from the building's foundation. Below are other common solutions for landscape designs that prevent flood damage.