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Lawn drainage problems

A common landscaping problem associated with poor lawn drainage is that most plants simply are not adapted to water clogged soils. Makes sense, right?

Turf grass can suffer from root rot, while moss can never get too much water. Poor lawn drainage therefor leads to an overabundance of moss on your property.

Most trees and shrubs are also not adapted to growing in water saturated soils. Many can suffer from root rot and lack of oxygen.  Trees with root rot can become a hazard in storms and heavy snowfall.

Another big annoyance that comes with bad lawn drainage is that you really can’t enjoy your yard, let alone walk on it, until the water has completely dried out, which can take days. Walking on a wet lawn can cause soil compaction, which is also bad for your plants.

Sitting water close to your house’s foundations can be a big problem, since it may slowly seep into walls, possibly cause cracks, mold, and other problems like a way in for termites and other pests.

Mosquitos may also be an issue. If the water stays on your lawn for two days or more, that is long enough for mosquito eggs to hatch.

If you see that your property has poor drainage, call us and we will fix this problem that really is the root of so many other problems.  410-739-6800

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