While it doesn’t seem rainy right now, summer thunderstorms are bound to come back any day now. If you are worried about potential water damage to your Baltimore city home, then gravel could be a solution for you to try. Here’s how you can use gravel to improve drainage.
Adding Gravel to Your Landscape
Whether you rely on topsoil or regular soil for your Baltimore city gardens and landscapes, you might find that any rain will linger there. However, the water drains through gravel more quickly. That way, your walkways won’t be so swamped. Before you lay down the gravel, you should add some under layers of sand and pulverized stone.
Using French Drains
Flooding won’t only ruin your Baltimore home’s landscape and hardscaping features. Sometimes, you’ll need to do more than just scatter some gravel around your property. If that is the case, then a French drain could be the solution you’re looking for instead. Try this: make a trench in your yard and fill it in with gravel. You’ll also find French drains using pipes and gutters to help carry the water away, but all you need is simple physics to help you clear water away from your lawn.
In Garden Beds
Depending on where you live in Baltimore city, you might not be able to have a huge lawn. That’s why garden beds exist, to help make the most of your front yard or backyard. When you have raised beds, you can keep your precious plants away from the large puddles that could drown them. If you put some gravel at the bottom of the raised beds, you can help ease water away and keep it from collecting near the roots of your plants and risk giving them too much hydration.
In Other Containers
Once you’ve put the gravel in the garden bed, take a close look to see if any drainage is happening. If you have plants in pots and other containers rather than directly rooted in the soil, you might have to adjust your strategy. Instead of putting the gravel inside the container, put it underneath the container and help water the roots of the plants by redirecting where the humidity goes.
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