Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

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Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

Josh | June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stagnant water can suck out the life of your garden. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we know how garden drainage can be tedious, uncontrolled and downright disastrous.

Stormwater Disaster

During rainy seasons, some gardens suffer from storm water and puddles that can ruin the biotic components in it – plants and organisms alike. Too much water causes soggy and clay soil, which is not the perfect setting for planting trees or maintaining grass patches. Compact soil tends to suffocate plant roots and prevent them from absorbing nutrients. As a result, some patches are bald and these can be a total eyesore.

Plant Killer

On the other hand, you may think that plants love water and would thrive more if they have it in abundance. Well, not all plants. Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) for one do not need much water or its roots will rot. Succulent plants in general need as little water as possible. Cacti in general only need to be watered once or twice a week while some species only need spraying.

We Have Solutions

Stormwater may take days and weeks to disappear, which is why it is best to drain this right away. Many times, it can only because of the saturation in your soil that prevents it from absorbing excess water. If this becomes a perennial problem, you may need to seek a specialist’s opinion.

Our Essex landscape gardeners can help you rework slopes and construct trenches. Another way is to strategically place water-phyllic plants. We can find ways to keep your garden flood free and make rainy days something you can look forward to.

Do not let excess drain water ruin the beauty of your garden and kill your precious plants. Contact us and let our designers formulate a solution to keep the menace off your lawn and make it lovelier.


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