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Drainage DIY: Landscaping Tips to Minimize the Effects of Summer Storms

Drainage DIY: Landscaping Tips to Minimize the Effects of Summer Storms

Keep these DIY landscaping tips in mind and get your property ready for inclement weather with materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply.

As summer rolls on, it seems as though thunderstorms and rain are on the forecast nearly every week. Most Marylanders are accustomed to the state’s erratic weather, but even the most prepared homeowners can be taken by surprise when a particularly severe storm blows in. Outfitting your property with effective drainage solutions is crucial, and homeowners have many different avenues to consider to bolster drainage and prevent potential damage from summer storms. Keep these DIY landscaping tips in mind and get your property ready for inclement weather with materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply.

Tackle DIY Landscaping With the Basics of Drainage in Mind

Facilitating adequate drainage on your property doesn’t have to be complicated. In many cases, employing basic techniques and using critical reasoning when landscaping or making changes can have a massive impact on drainage. At the most basic level, grading on your property should be such that water flows away from your home and other structures. This strategy is called “positive drainage,” and it is one of the most basic principles that homeowners and contractors follow. Make sure that water on your property has a place to flow; culverts, storm drains, and other paths for drainage should be well-designed, properly maintained, and clear of any obstructions or debris.

Stay Current with Landscaping and Maintenance

Even the best drainage solutions are ineffective without proper maintenance and care. Make a habit of inspecting your home’s gutters, downspouts, and drains, and make sure to remove debris and make repairs as necessary. Keep larger drains clear of litter, and trim back any encroaching vines or shrubs to prevent obstruction. With attentive landscaping and routine maintenance, your property’s drainage solutions will be as ready as possible for our next torrential downpour!

Consider Installing Appropriate Drainage Solutions

Whether you’re trying to add drainage to problem areas or your property simply needs an upgrade, installing appropriate drainage solutions can help. Permeable pavers are an excellent option for creating larger paved areas without causing pooling or increasing rainwater runoff. French drains, catch basins, and channel and trench drains can help alleviate various kinds of drainage problems, preventing property damage and/or poor plant health.

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

 

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