Standing Water And The Possible Causes

There are nearly 50 million acres of land located in the United States. Residential lawns make up 40% of the acreage in the U.S. If you ignore the needs your lawn, it will soon become an eyesore. One of the main problems is standing water on your lawn. There are things you have to do to keep your lawn healthy and thriving and preventing this from happening. Investing in a residential sprinkler system is a great way to make watering your grass easy and efficient.

As you start to regularly water your grass, you need to pay attention to possible signs of trouble. Standing puddles of water on your lawn can do a lot of damage. You may be having ongoing issues with standing water on your lawn. Here are some possible solutions to this problem.

Grade Your Lawn

A lawn saturated with water is crucial. Proper slope and drainage is a must. If parts of your lawn are at the bottom of steep hills, puddles will become a constant companion. Rather than allowing these puddles of water to destroy your lawn, you have to take action. Allowing land development professionals to take a look at your property can help you identify the cause of your flooding issues.

If your lawn is improperly sloped, professionals can use specialized machines to grade it down. With routine grading, you can keep puddles off of your lawn. Trying to do this difficult work without the assistance of professionals is a horrible idea. Since you don’t have the time, experience or tools for this job, it is best to pay professionals to handle it.

Dealing with Artificial Obstructions

Finding ways to boost the curb appeal a home has is not easy. One of the best ways to increase the appeal the outside of your residence has is by adding things like a new concrete patio or an embedded fence. Once you get these new additions in place, you have to make sure they aren’t interfering with your lawn draining properly. If there are pools of standing water around these areas, then you need to get some professional help on developing a strategy to improve drainage. With the addition of new drains or by re-grading your lawn, you can get rid of these puddles in no time.

Check For Clogged Drains

If you already have outdoor drains in place to deal with flooding issues, you have to make sure they don’t get clogged. As time goes by, trash, twigs and debris will start to accumulate in these drains. This is why investing in professional drain cleaning a few times a year is in your best interest when trying to avoid lawn flooding problems.

Is it time to get your lawn graded? If so, ScapeWorx Landscape Design & Maintenance can lend you a hand.