A yard that does not properly drain can be a headache for homeowners. Water can cause property and home damage that can result in the homeowner shelling out a lot of cash. Do not allow this to happen to you. Residents in the Ann Arbor MI area there are signs that exist that can reveal that you have a water draining issue.

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Water Pooling

Water pooling is one of the most noticeable signs of a yard that does not properly drain. Though many yards may fall victim to water pooling after a heavy rain storm, most yards are also able to deplete these accumulations of water within 30 minutes or less. A homeowner may notice that hours, days, and weeks can go by and the water pooling in their yard is still present. At this particular time it is important to contact a professional to remedy the problem in order to prevent further damage from occurring.

Sink Holes

If you take a walk in your yard and the soil or dirt easily sinks down, then you may have a water issue. Also, some homeowners may notice that when he or she steps on the soil or dirt the foot print that was freshly made may get filled with moisture. If this occurs, contact a landscaper or yard professional.


Another visual sign that your yard has drainage issues is the appearance of moss. If you did not intentionally plant moss seeds in your yard or garden, then this could be an indication that you have water problems. Moss is a wetland species that grows and flourishes in certain conditions. If your yard has areas where water is stagnant because it does not drain properly, moss will more than likely appear in that vicinity.


Being observant of the plants in your yard can help you to identify draining problems. Plants need water to grow, but too much water can cause growth issues. A plant that has access to too much water will not grow properly; you will notice that its leaves will be smaller than usual. In addition to falling victim to stunted growth, the leaves of your yard plants can become discolored. Plants that are usually green in color may have a yellow tint along the edges of its leaves. This is due to too much water. Excess water causes discoloration because it affects the plant’s photosynthesis processes.


The soil in your yard can also help to identify issues with water drainage. If you notice that your soil is eroding away then you may have water problems. Soil eroding is an indication that there is water running underground. Eroding soil is not only a problem created by yard water drainage problems but it can also contribute to further water draining issues.

If you are a homeowner in the Ann Arbor MI and you notice any of the above signs then be sure to contact a landscaper or other yard professional. Failing to address these signs and symptoms of in a timely manner can cause the damage to spread to your home and the rest of your property.

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