Earth Day takes place on April 22nd each year, and it presents an excellent opportunity for each of us to take a moment to think about the environment. Every company, community, and individual must do their part to protect our planet. Homeowners and landscaping professionals can do a variety of things to make a positive impact on the environment. Focusing on drainage is a great place to start. This Earth Day, grab some gravel from Lehnhoff’s Supply and work on improving drainage on your property.
Why Focus on Drainage for Earth Day?
Maryland’s waterways and local ecosystems are part of what makes the state so special. Runoff from roads and residential and commercial properties can carry pollutants far and wide, impacting the local wildlife. Poor stormwater management can also contribute to flooding and erosion. Investing in drainage solutions and taking a second look at your property’s stormwater management systems can help you protect nearby plants and animals. Improving drainage around your home or business is also a great way to protect nearby structures from flooding or water damage.
Gravel as a Tool for Improved Drainage
There are plenty of ways for people to improve drainage on their properties, and gravel is a popular material for the task. Homeowners and contractors typically use gravel to surround swimming pools, septic tanks, and underground pipes. French drains often combine landscape fabric, tubing, and gravel or crushed stone to create a channel for stormwater runoff, and they are an attractive stormwater management solution. Gravel is also an ideal option for driveways, walkways, and patios. With gravel and a well-graded property, home and business owners can rest easy knowing that their driveways and patios will remain puddle-free!
Gravel Isn’t the Only Drainage Solution to Consider
If the look of gravel isn’t quite your style, Lehnhoff’s Supply offers plenty of other tools to help you improve drainage on your property. We offer products from NDS, a leading manufacturer in stormwater management solutions. Whether you’re struggling with a muddy lawn, runoff from neighboring properties, or water on your deck or patio, NDS has a wide selection of channel drains and trench drains to help. Using EP Henry Permeable Pavers is also another great way to help improve drainage. Contact our team today to learn more about improving drainage on your property.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best improve your drainage on your property, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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