Grading involves leveling a surface and creating an insidious slope for proper drainage on a garden. Undertaking proper lawn grading is important in solving any drainage issues on your lawn.
Rules of Grading
The primary rule of grading is that the slope should be away from your house in every direction. If in case the slope rises too high, it would help if you build a retaining wall.
You need to ensure that the finished grade matches the level of patios, walkways and established lawn.
If you fail to slope your yard properly, there is a possibility of moisture build-up next to the walls of your foundation. Also, water on your lawn might find its way into cracks in your external walls.
When water from your lawn finds its way into crevices on the outside walls, it leads to drainage problems. The drainage problems might lead to a wet basement that can lead to a reduced quality of your home and makes some sections of your lawn moldy.
Ways of Improving Drainage During Lawn Grading
The plastic tubes are used to direct water away from your lawn. It is an affordable solution and can be buried below the ground to separate drainage systems and landscaping sections.
Certain plants can be planted in waterlogged sections of your lawn to absorb the excess water. The plants that you can plant to help with the drainage through absorption include willows and dogwood.
The use of dry wells involves directing drains to special storage areas that mostly exist underground. The dry well is an environmentally friendly solution and discharges water on-site.
Carrying out proper grading, minimizes any possibility of re-grading and helps in preventing drainage problems.