A well-contoured lawn looks great and helps improve drainage and prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas. If your lawn has dips and holes, or if water tends to collect in certain spots, Lawns by Carlito can help to reshape areas of your lawn for better drainage and a more even appearance.
Our Contouring Process
Our process involves cultivating or tilling the soil to break up compacted areas and improve soil structure. We re-grade your lawn, creating a gentle slope that directs water away from your home. We can also add more soil, nutrients, or pH additives if needed to improve the health and vitality of your lawn. With our expertise and professional equipment, Lawns by Carlito can transform your lawn into a beautiful and functional outdoor space.
Addressing Draining Problems in Your Lawn
Poor drainage can create many problems for homeowners. When water collects in low-lying areas of your lawn, it can create muddy, unsightly, swampy conditions that are challenging to manage. Standing water can also attract mosquitoes and other pests, leading to increased disease and health issues for your lawn. Over time, excess moisture can damage the roots of your grass and other plants. Damaged roots will lead to yellowing, wilting, and, eventually, dead spots in the lawn.
By reshaping the surface of your lawn to create a gentle slope, water is directed away from low-lying areas and towards designated drainage points. Our solutions help to prevent water from pooling on the surface of your lawn and promote better drainage throughout your landscape. As a result, your lawn will be healthier, more attractive, and easier to maintain.
Solutions for Lawns w ith Drainage Issues
The three most common solutions to various drainage issues offered by Lawns by Carlito are lawn re-contouring, French drains, and diverting rain gutter runoff. Each of these serves a specific purpose and targets different drainage problems. Our experience allows us to recommend and create the best solution for your unique lawn.
Lawn re-contouring involves reshaping the surface of your lawn to create a gentle slope that lets water drain to a designated area. This is particularly effective for addressing surface water pooling on your lawn. By creating a gradual incline, we 'guide' the water away from flat spots or areas with inconsistent dips, preventing them from becoming waterlogged. The re-contoured lawn ensures better water drainage throughout your landscape, reducing over-saturation risk and promoting healthier grass growth. Re-contouring also improves the appearance of your lawn, making it more visually appealing and easier to maintain.
French drains are an excellent solution for addressing subsurface water accumulation and directing it away from your lawn. A French drain is installed underground and consists of a perforated pipe surrounded by gravel or rock. The drain intercepts and collects excess water from the soil, preventing it from seeping into low-lying areas or causing waterlogging. The collected water channels toward a designated drainage point or a safe runoff area. French drains are most useful for lawns or areas with high groundwater levels, heavy clay soils, or locations prone to heavy rainfall. They alleviate many underground water issues, promote better drainage, and reduce the risk of water damage to your lawn.
Diverting Rain Gutter Runoff
Even correctly placed and installed gutters can create rainwater runoff. Rain gutter runoff diversion manages and controls water flow from your roof's gutters. We carefully redirect the water away from your lawn and foundation to prevent potential water damage. By installing downspout extensions or diverters, we guide the rainwater towards a designated drainage system, like a drainage ditch, rain garden, or stormwater collection system.
We recommend diverting gutter runoff for areas where the rain gutters spill large volumes of water near the lawn, causing the water to accumulate and cause erosion. By efficiently managing the roof runoff, we safeguard your lawn from excess moisture, create proper drainage and preserve the structural integrity of your home's foundation.
Lawns by Carlito, Durham’s Professional Lawn Solution Provider
Lawns by Carlito provides the best and most effective custom options to address drainage issues. Whether you're dealing with surface water pooling, subsurface water accumulation, or roof runoff, we can improve the drainage on your property. Implementing our solutions promotes healthier grass growth, a more attractive lawn, and easier maintenance. Most importantly, we can help prevent water-related damage and help you maintain your landscape!
If you have noticed any drainage issues we mentioned above; pooling water, dips or little dips with water in them, water from gutters standing against your home's foundation, or other water concerns,please contact us here so we can help you transform your lawn.