Standing water in the yard is enough of a nuance for walking or mowing, but that water could be causing other problems too. If you have trouble growing anything, drainage may be the problem. Maybe you made plans to spend your summer in the garden, another place drainage often poses problems to itself and your yard. Take the time to ensure proper drainage systems are in place before you begin.
Signs Drainage is Affecting Your Yard
Of course all plants need good soil to grow, but if you have that and are still struggling to sustain growth consider these things, all of which can be affected by poor drainage:
Strong roots help keep plants in place, but also aid in their health. If roots are weak, trees and flowers are more likely to contract certain diseases that will inhibit growth or cause them to die.
Photosynthesis is how plants turn water, sunlight and other chemicals into nutrients for growth, which will decline if they’re given too much water. You can tell if your yard or garden is holding water by looking at leaves for a yellowish hue in place of the normal green. If the problem persists, the leaves will eventually die and fall off.
Moss, typically found in wetland environments where water is stagnant, shouldn’t grow in yards and gardens. Unless it was intentionally planted, remove it as soon as possible and seek to remedy the drainage issue(s).
Because problems with drainage arise from a variety of reasons—soil type, proximity of gutters to the house or the amount of foot traffic the regularly yard sees—there isn’t just one quick fix.
If you would like more information about ways to prevent and repair yard drainage problems, call Gordon Energy today at (913) 712-0500.