Ideas to relieve standing water from your lawn and landscape
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
If proper site drainage is lacking at your property and continuous rains routinely cause the ground to become fully saturated, standing water will almost certainly occur.
Especially across low lying lawn and poorly drained plant bed areas, if surface water is left to stagnate for long periods of time, non-tolerant plants may fall victim to the negative effects of excessive soil moisture (root decay/wet-feet).
Here are a few ways to relieve standing water at your property.
Redirect existing roof downspouts and/or sump pump outlet pipes to flow toward alternate non-problematic areas (if possible).
Raise the soil grade within low-lying flood prone areas.
Install an underground drainage system to properly relocate, store and/or further improve the natural process of ground water percolation.
Replace impermeable paved surfaces with porous materials.
Fine tune your irrigation system to prevent over watering (soil type and natural rainfall frequency dependent).
If you suspect a neighboring property is the direct cause of your drainage problem, begin a direct discussion with it’s owner and/or the local government to find a beneficial solution.
If poor drainage cannot be improved for whatever reason, consider planting species that can tolerate wet soil conditions.
Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions you may have. We greatly appreciate your time and look forward to being of assistance to you in the very near future. Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!