Marylanders have faced their share of summer storms, high winds, and unrelenting heat and humidity this year. The consequences of high heat, heavy rain, and poor watering habits have made themselves clear for some homeowners. Keeping everything hydrated is crucial, no matter the size or contents of your garden. Homeowners must find the delicate balance between overwatering and underwatering. Wise watering habits combined with proper drainage can make this process easy, even more so when you invest in natural stone and other drainage solutions from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
Using Natural Stone for Proper Drainage
If you tend to have a heavy hand when watering your lawn, you’re not alone. It can be hard to determine exactly how much water your plants need, and unexpected rain can add a massive amount of moisture to the soil in your garden. Natural stone is a common feature in landscapes due to its aesthetic appeal, but it can also help boost drainage and regulate moisture. Another issue many homeowners have is runoff. However, natural stone can prevent water from entering your garden or home’s foundation. The stones create a natural waterway in the yard to redirect the excessive water to drier areas of the yard. Many properties feature natural stone drainage ditches, gravel walkways, stone pipe bedding, and other elements that provide optimal drainage.
How it Works
Although natural stones aren’t a miracle solution, they can act as barriers that push rain and other water away from your home’s foundation. Keeping your house’s foundation secure and protected is one of your top priorities as a homeowner. Another advantage of using natural stones for drainage is the rocks’ ability to absorb heat from sunlight, providing plants with more protection. At night, the rocks will radiate the heat and move melted ice and water away from your garden and foundation at a faster pace.
Reduces Excess Moisture
Rainstorms can create puddles in your yard, drowning your plants. The excess water could also lead to slippery pathways in your yard, but using natural stones to facilitate drainage can help. You no longer have to worry about standing water attracting mosquitoes and ruining your outdoor living space. Natural stones shield your yard from damage and provide other benefits, such as protecting plants from fluctuating temperatures and creating an eye-catching focal point for visitors.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to keep your landscape healthy, 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 and Twitter!
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