You can see it in your dreams and envision it as you look around your yard, but how do you make your dreams come to life? Call in the professionals.
Even though you live in your space day in and day out, you may not see the things a professional sees. You can envision the finished product, but when we see your yard and the space around your yard, we look at so many more aspects than just the aesthetic.
We see potential drainage issues. We see ground undulation and natural sloping. We may see the need to retaining walls and other elements that make your yard and the soft and hardscape stable and secure throughout all of our wonderful seasons, but most importantly, some of our wild monsoon storms.
Landscape drainage is a essential factor in the success of any landscape design project – especially in the desert. While we don’t have a lot of water, sometimes it comes down in buckets and fast moving washes can appear out of no where. Many people don’t realize that many homes in the Valley have pre-existing drainage problems that must be addressed within the scope of a landscape design project.
The first step for your landscape architect is to conduct a thorough site analysis and evaluation taking note of the existing slopes and elevation changes on the property, surface and soil composition. We want to be sure that rainwater is not puddling on hard surfaces but is directed to run off and sink into easily into the ground. We also want soil around plants and trees to drain quickly so plants will stay healthy.
The Necessity of a Landscape Drainage Plan
The effectiveness of the drainage system on a property overall and techniques that support well-drained planting beds have a direct bearing on the health and longevity of your garden plants. A sound landscape drainage plan is comprised of two principal parts: one relates to hardscaping and the other to planting beds.
Let’s do it right the first time!
Drainage design is the part of every landscape design you will never see. But everything you see and enjoy above ground is supported by it. If you skip investing in landscape drainage to save a little money, you will end up with issues after the fact. And that could end up costing you more because you may have to remove expensive hardscaping and landscaping to install a solution.