The right landscape design plays an important role in flood prevention at your Silver Spring MD home. Why?
Yards flood when the rain water doesn’t drain properly, this is due to:
- The wrong soil has been used in the yard
- Soil is eroding
- Slopes that drain water towards the home
- Plants that don’t capture the water
- A lack of water drainage through hardscaping
- Water draining from a neighbor’s yard
The best time to install the right landscape design is during new home construction. However, if you’ve bought a home in Silver Spring MD that you’ve discovered is flood-prone, there are changes to your landscape design that can help.
For instance, a new landscape design would include thirsty flowers and other vegetation beds installed where water tends to pool. A new drainage system can collect water, and use gravity to drain it out to the street through underground pipes. Dry streambeds can create a path for the water, directing it away from your house. Retention ponds placed at the lowest part of your property can collect storm water runoff. Retaining walls can also be used to battle flooding in parts of your yard, or if the water is coming from a neighbor’s yard.
For more information on landscape design in Silver Spring, MD, that prevents home flooding, please contact East Coast Landscape Design. We use erosion control applications to Maryland state specifications. Our landscape design experts will outline how to protect your home and create a landscape that creates lasting beauty and value.