Soggy ground? Tips for better yard drainage | yard, drainage, soggy - The Orange County Register

Collect or drain? Ways to handle water on your property

How to turn a drainage problem into a handsome feature that enhances your landscape—and protects natural waterways. | Photo: Karen Bussolini |

Best Ways to Deal with Storm Water

turn drainage solutions into features that enhance your landscape. Ditches can be landscaped as swales that look like creek beds or small meadows.

Turning your drainage ditch into a beautiful dry stream bed | Outdoor Landscaping Ideas Outdoor Landscaping Ideas

Turning your drainage ditch into a beautiful dry stream bed - these look like our multicolor river rocks!

The French Drain: A remedy for surface water #frenchdrain

Idea for Water issue on North side of house-- make 4 of these of these down hill veering off two going east / 2 going west The French Drain: A remedy for surface water

Stegmeier Adjustable Height Paver Drain (Tan) 5'

Many gardens have some sort of drainage issue; drain pipes that don't carry water away from the foundations, areas that become waterlogged during the rainy season, and a myriad of other reasons. It is important that excess water be drained or run off from a property as quickly as possible if you want to avoid damage to structures.

Stone bridge is cool for walkway t Landscaping Ideas Landscape Design Pictures: Xeriscapes waterwise landscapes

"...Take a drainage problem and turn it into a landscape feature. Since the site’s run-off is directed through the dry stream, they become seasonal creek-beds whenever it rains or when the site is irrigated. Dry streams also help minimize and filter storm-water run-off, which is an important issue. Keeping the water on site makes the landscape even more water efficient."

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