Drainage issues are a common — and commonly overlooked — problem in many homes and gardens. Poor soil drainage can affect the health and viability of your plantings, cost you money and lead to increased maintenance. Unfortunately, diagnosing and correcting drainage issues on large properties requires expertise that only a skilled commercial landscaping professional can provide.
That’s where Complete Landscaping Service comes in. With more than 40 years of experience, we have a long history of helping our clients solve the toughest lawn and garden challenges. If you’re concerned about drainage in your property, keep reading to learn more or call our office to arrange a consultation today.
Signs of Poor Soil Drainage
Some of the more common symptoms of a soil drainage problem include:
- Poor plant growth and other signs of rot, including yellow leaves and dying limbs
- Pale, dry soil with clumped-together or compacted particles
- Excessive, unwanted moss anywhere on your property
- Other pests or funguses that appear with no explanation
- Structural damage to the foundation of your property
If you notice any of the above, the first step is to test the soil and rule out any other issues. If our technicians confirm that poor drainage is the root of the problem, we will put together a comprehensive action plan for addressing it.
Correcting Soil Drainage Issues
There are many ways to remedy poor soil drainage — each lawn and each client is different and, ultimately, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. One option for correcting drainage problems is to rearrange your garden to take better advantage of your property’s natural geographic features. This can involve relocating sensitive plants to higher ground or installing elevated beds. Another option is to change the land itself by building up the garden area with additional soil. In more severe cases, we may recommend adding a French drain, a rain barrel or dry well, or even a man-made pond.
Drainage correction can be a costly process filled with trial and error. The best way to ensure a good result for less is to work with an experienced team. Complete Landscaping Service is an award-winning landscaping contractor — Lawn and Landscape magazine has named us one of the top 100 companies in the country, while the Washington Business Journal has consistently ranked us in the top five locally. We know how to diagnose complex drainage issues and recommend the best combination of interventions for your property and your budget.
Get Started Today
Don’t put off correcting drainage issues on your property any longer. Complete Landscaping Service offers free on-site consultations for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and other commercial customers throughout the Metro DC area. To arrange a meeting at your convenience, please get in touch with our head office by phone or email today.
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