I’m turning it into a shade garden where I’ll be able to relax on hot summer days after working in the vegetable garden.
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From where the gutter drain pipe entered the ground, I walked 9-10 feet in every direction, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out where the opening of that pipe was, but I knew I had to get it unclogged.
I ran to the garden shed, grabbed my shovel, plunged it into the bubbling mud and eureka!You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's App Choices app here.Submitted as evidence: a profoundly luxurious tuft of new lawn from the base of the Quince trees out two feet, while the part I actually planted was eroded, bare patches interspersed with weakling weeds and grass the roots of which (I found later) were being consumed by Japanese Beetle grubs.I read up on grading and diverting water flow, and guessed that the simplest thing to do and the least expensive was to install a short, gravel drain (this is not as complex as a French drain which involves burying pipes or drain tiles).What had once gushed with fury was now a timid trickle which dissipated harmlessly in the lawn. Reducing the flow and volume of the water made renewing the lawn much easier.The soil had been water tortured for years, so I had to aerate it every Fall and Spring for three seasons, but that was simple.Having a myriad of different products and techniques available to our drainage designers, we custom design strategic drainage systems to fit your property and needs.Our drainage designers strive to provide you with visibly pleasing, permanent solutions to your drainage problems in a cost effective manner.Both short ends of the trench were left open to catch the rain and divert it away from the eroded area.I poured about 3 inches of sand into the bottom of the drain and then added a few inches of the white stones which had been in the patio garden bed from part 2 (When the next hard rain came, I ran outside, took a look and declared myself a success. A good fifty percent of the water coming out of the drain pipes was being absorbed. The water never had a chance to get to the back of the yard.