Standing Water in Yard

After The Heavy RainIf you’ve ever gone out into your yard and found a muddy or wet spot, or even a puddle, you’ve experienced the effects of standing water. Of course, there have likely been times when your entire yard was muddy or wet which is, of course, normal.

However, if that wetness is isolated to one or two spots in an otherwise dry yard that means you likely have a drainage problem.

 

Standing water can kill your grass and any other plants in the area by suffocating them, greatly damaging the aesthetic appeal of your yard. It can also create an ideal habitat for certain pests, including mosquitoes, which can carry diseases which can be damaging to you and your loved ones.

Taking strides to avoid the following items or occurrences can help you avoid the problem of standing water, perhaps permanently.

Whether you have a problem now or you’re looking to avoid one Twin Oaks is ready and waiting to help.

  • Poor Soil: Water can only pass through and be disseminated amongst soil if it is porous enough to be breached. If your soil is overly compacted water may have a hard time breaking through the surface. Twin Oaks can help you deal with this problem with their aeration service which will loosen up and invigorate your soil. This problem is more difficult to solve if your soil is simply of poor quality. If your soil is composed primarily of a material like heavy clay standing water might be a recurrent problem for you in the future.
  • Changing Your Landscaping: At Twin Oaks Landscape, we obviously support the idea of altering one’s landscaping. However, if you’re going to do so you should certainly hire a professional, and you should consider your options carefully. A new hardscape like a wall or patio can divert falling water’s natural path, creating pockets of standing water, but trees and other plants can as well. Our team can assess your area and see which option is best for your outdoor space.
  • A Leaky Irrigation System: Gutters and downspouts are meant to transport water to a more beneficial location, but sometimes they don’t do their job very well. Many systems simply dump the excess water they contain out onto their owner’s yard, creating pools of standing water. Twin Oaks can redesign or replace your irrigation system to make it far more effective.
  • Poor Soil: If you’re experiencing problems with standing water the issue might be under your feet in your soil. If your yard is at an unfavorable grade, meaning that it slopes towards your house, or it doesn’t slope at all, that could lead to pockets of standing water developing. No matter how you need to alter your yard’s landscape, Twin Oaks Landscape can help.

Flooded Park And River

When you hire Twin Oaks to solve your standing water issue, we’ll begin by doing a thorough investigation of the local environment to find the culprit.

Twin Oaks Landscape can help with a custom drainage solution to meet your every need. Simply contact us to begin the process today.