We think of snow floating down in fluffy flakes, piling up in drifts, dressed up as a snowman. But snow eventually melts. Then, it’s water. Sometimes, lots of water. You might head down to your basement one day and discover all of that melted snow has flooded your basement, causing thousands of dollars in damage. … Read MoreMake Sure Storm Water Doesn’t Wreak Havoc On Your Home This Winter
Drainage in your landscape is one of those things you never really think about — you always just assume it’s there. Until one day, after a heavy rain, you notice a family of ducks happily paddling through your flower beds. Next thing you know, your basement is flooded. Maybe it’s time to turn your thoughts … Read MoreDiverting Water Away From Your Foundation – 5 Poor Drainage Solutions You Can Use
First of all, if you’re reading this, you may have some soggy problems on your hands — sorry to hear it! Maybe you have groundwater issues. Perhaps surface water is your pain point. So a drain is in your future. But what kind? French, trench, slit or swale? And how is anybody supposed to know … Read MoreTrench Drains Vs. French Drains: What’s The Difference?
Once you say the word “bioswale,” it’s sort of hard to stop. Try it. And while you become enamored with the word, we’ll explain what the heck it is and what you should do with it. Seriously — What IS A Bioswale? Bioswales are landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. … Read MoreWhat the Heck is a Bioswale…And How Do I Landscape It?
They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does fall from the sky. Every time it rains, Mother Nature gives us free water. We just have to collect it, store it, then use it. Rainwater harvesting reduces your water bill and reduces the damage to our creeks, water habitats and organisms caused by storm … Read More5 Clever Ways To Use Your Harvested Rainwater
While your property should be able to handle whatever rainfall and other moisture comes its way–flushing the excess through the sewer system and into natural bodies of water such as rivers and lakes–sometimes it just doesn’t. If you end up with an unwanted pool in your backyard after a storm — or anywhere else on your … Read MoreProven Drainage Solutions for Your Lawn and Landscape