What does your yard look like after a heavy rain? Does it resemble a pond or even a small lake, depending on how much acreage you’ve got? If it does, then it’s probably small consolation, but know that you’re not alone. Drainage issues are one of the more common problems area homeowners face.
In terms of severity, they can range anywhere from being a minor annoyance to being an existential threat. If the water is pooling out some distance from hearth and home, yes, it’s an eyesore. Yes, it detracts from the amount of useable space you have to work with or entertain in, but aside from that, it’s not an issue that’s going to wind up costing you in any real, tangible way.
It’s still a problem of course, and still something you’ll probably want to get fixed, but it doesn’t have to be a big rush or priority.
On the other hand, if the water is pooling right next to your house or any of the outbuildings you have on your property, that’s a big deal. Few things are more damaging to buildings than water. It’s insidious and if you don’t deal with the problem, it’s going to work its way into your foundation where it will cause major damage and leave you with staggering repair bills. You don’t want that. Nobody wants that, and a well-designed landscape drainage system on your Silver Spring MD property can correct the issue.
Before you spring into action, checkbook or credit card in hand though, here’s an important question: Do you have any other landscaping you want to do on your property, besides just fixing the drainage issue? If you do, then you’d be well-served by taking the time to create a master landscape design document.
Don’t let its formal-sounding name fool you. That’s just a fancy way of saying build a document that you use to collect all of your landscaping goals and ambitions in. It’s a to-do list of landscaping, but it’s a lot more than just that. Having all of your project ideas collected under a single banner gives you some pretty powerful insights. Here are a few of the advantages associated with building the document:
1) It allows you to see the big picture and see exactly where it makes the most sense to insert a robust landscape drainage system for your Silver Spring MD property on the list. Maybe it’s the first thing that needs to go in place. Maybe it makes more sense to put it in last. Armed with your list, you’ll have a firm, clear answer.
2) Gives you the capability of identifying massive landscaping projects and breaking them into smaller sub-components that are easier on your budget. Many a homeowner’s landscaping dreams have died early deaths for no other reason than they encountered a project that was simply too big for their budget to handle. That’s unfortunate and totally avoidable!
3) It also allows you to spot projects that depend on the completion of other projects and arrange your list accordingly.
Finally, in addition to all of the above, it gives you the opportunity to look at all of your landscaping ambitions at a high level and visualize how all the pieces fit together. When the last piece is dropped into place, does the whole thing create an aesthetically pleasing look, or do certain elements clash? If there are clashing elements and you don’t find that out until you put them in place in your yard, that can be an expensive mistake to correct. When it’s on the list, it’s fast, simple and painless.
We can really talk about the ideal landscape drainage system for your Silver Spring MD property without at least mentioning retaining walls. After all, a big part of what they do is hold back earth and water and divert the flow of water.
A well-designed retaining wall comes with a robust landscape drainage system for your Silver Spring MD property built in, and if you’ve got a steeply sloped area on your property it might be a great fit. We won’t know that until we’ve had an opportunity to come out and have a look for ourselves, so if you decide you want to work with us, that will be our first order of business.
We’ll send one of our experienced estimators out to survey and assess your situation. Once we’ve done that, we’ll be able to give you our professional recommendation along with a free estimate so you’ll have a firm idea of just what it will take to solve for whatever drainage issues you’re having. Then, assuming you’re comfortable with our estimate, we’ll send one of our veteran build crews to your property and get to work. We can even get involved earlier than that if you decide you need a hand putting your master landscape design document together.
The bottom line is simply this: Whatever your landscaping ambitions are, we’ve got you covered. As the area’s top rated landscape design company, nobody knows more about the art and science of transforming an ordinary yard into a delightful pocket paradise for you and your family to enjoy. Over the years, we’ve helped scores of your friends and neighbors transform their properties, and we’d love to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers. Give us a call today and let’s build something amazing together.