Are you seeing standing water somewhere on your property after a heavy rain? Does it linger for days on end, to the point that it starts smelling bad? Do you have places in your yard that seem perpetually soft, soggy and squishy? If so, it sounds like you could benefit from the addition of a landscaping drainage system on your Gaithersburg, MD property.
While standing water anywhere on your property is problematic, some instances are worse than others. That’s especially true if the water is collecting quite near your home. In that case, if something isn’t done to address the problem immediately, it could cause thousands of dollars of damage to the foundation of your home.
As bad as that sounds, there’s an even worse possibility. If your home has a basement, and you’ve got standing water collecting close to your home, then it’s not draining because the soil around your house is already supersaturated. It simply cannot absorb any more water, which means that the soil packed around the walls of your basement is much heavier than it otherwise would be and is exerting tremendous pressure on the walls of your basement.
Left unchecked, the walls will start to crack and leak, and eventually cave in. If that happens, you’re looking at a staggering repair bill.
Even if the water is pooling at a safe distance from your home, it’s still problematic because:
- It’s a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- It reduces the amount of useable lawn space you’ve got, meaning less room for planting and entertaining.
- And it’s a breeding ground for a variety of bacteria, which are potentially hazardous to the health of your family.
Whatever the case, a well-designed landscaping drainage system on your Gaithersburg, MD property is the answer!
Of course, it’s possible that a previous owner had a landscaping drainage system installed on your Gaithersburg, MD property. That’s’ especially likely if at least some prior landscaping work has been done. If that’s the case, then the problem could have a simple solution. The existing drainage system may have simply become clogged or damaged. We locate the drainage system, find the problem, fix it, and you’re all set.
Note that even if a former owner didn’t do any landscaping work, it’s still possible that they had a landscaping drainage system installed on your Gaithersburg, MD property. The only way to know for sure is to do some investigating, and we’re happy to help with that.
If there’s not one already present, we can design and install one for you, which will decisively fix the issue and give you one less thing to worry about.
This, however, brings up another, related topic: The importance of a master landscape design document.
If you’re not planning on doing much in the way of landscaping on your property, then you won’t see much benefit from the creation of a master design document, but if you’re like most people, once you start making improvements on and around your property, you’ll be hooked and want to do more.
In that case, a master design document is useful for a couple of reasons.
First and foremost, it enables you to check each of your landscaping goals against all the others to be sure that the various elements you plan to introduce on the property all hang together to form a cohesive whole. It can be quite costly to finish all the landscaping work you want to do, only to discover when the last piece is dropped into place that the various elements clash with each other, causing you to have to rip something out and try again.
Second, it’s useful because it allows you to create a prioritized list and break larger projects down into smaller, bite-sized projects that are more budget friendly, enabling you to make steady progress toward your goals.
Finally, it allows you to spot dependencies, which brings us back to the landscaping drainage system on your Gaithersburg, MD property. You wouldn’t want to strategically plant trees and flowers, only to see them washed away or killed by excess water because you didn’t put a good drainage system in first.
If you know you want to do some landscaping, but you’re having trouble putting specific ideas on paper and fleshing out your design document, be sure to spend some time checking out the extensive collection of photographs on our website. Not only will this give you plenty of ideas for your own project, it will also give you an opportunity to see the quality of the work we do.
That bottom line is, whatever your landscaping goals and ambitions, we can help! Under the leadership of Mark Simpson, our company has been proudly serving the region for more than twenty-five years, turning ordinary lawns into spectacular showplaces and exceeding the expectations of every client we serve.
We’d love to add you to our growing family, and help bring your landscaping dreams to life, so when you’re ready to get started transforming your property, just give us a call. We’ll work with you to understand what your goals are, help you prioritize your landscaping goals, and if money is an issue, we may be able to suggest lower-cost alternatives to some of the ideas you have in mind.
When you’re ready to begin your first landscaping project, before the work begins, we’ll provide you with a no obligation quote so you’ll have a firm understanding of exactly what it will take to bring your project to completion. Give us a call today and let’s get started.