Backyard Drainage – A backyard with puddles, patches soaked with grass and erosion removes enjoyment of the family’s outdoor space. There are several drainage methods to consider when facing a badly drained backyard. Consider your budget, resources and the seriousness of the problem when choosing a method or combination of methods for your backyard.
Underground drainage pipes are a good option for large rear or flat yards. Drainage tiles are perforated drain pipes installed underground on a slope. The pipes carry excess water from saturated areas to dry areas or to an outlet designated as a ditch or gutter. To install tiles, dig a channel 18 inches deep in which to put the drain pipes. By which it is taxed along the top and bottom of the debris blocks of the channel so that the pipes do not clog. Then place on the gravel floor, and the seeds of grass plants to hide the system.
A vegetative drainage ditch is used in commercial properties and large yards to manage water and snow runoff. One of the advantages of installing a drainage channel is that it also takes away excess fertilizers and other contaminants from your yard. Swales are an inclined, U-shaped depression on the ground. Flood-resistant grass is planted along the base to slow down the flow of water, and trees and shrubs are planted along the upper edges to absorb groundwater. A drainage channel must be installed along the back or side of a backyard so that it does not interfere with gardens and playgrounds.