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What Is A Dry Well Lawn Drainage Solution?

In August 1, 2016

The problem

Aaargh! The frustration of accidentally walking through a squelchy wet patch of waterlogged lawn. While this is great fun for kids and dogs after a rain shower, it is far less appealing to proud gardeners and home owners.

Not only are these areas a nuisance and an eyesore, but in the long run grass will turn yellow and die if submerged under water for too long because the roots drown as the water excludes air from the soil. If the soggy area is close to your house, you even risk water leakage into your home.

Lawns become waterlogged when water drains too slowly and sits on the surface or fails to drain at all. Waterlogging is more likely to be a problem on compacted and clay soils.

Why dry well lawn drainage is an excellent solution

Other than investing in some snazzy wellington boots to join the kids and dogs, dry well lawn drainage is an effective way to quickly transfer excess surface water deeper into the subsoil. Basically, a dry well catches excess water and stores it until it soaks into the ground.

From a complex pre-cast concrete sleeve sunk into a large hole and served by drainage pipes, to a large hole filled with gravel or some other aggregate, dry wells have been used for hundreds of years to successfully preserve lawns.

To increase the capacity of a dry well, special dry well barrels – plastic containers surrounded by gravel or another porous material that collect water and hold it while it drains out through holes in the sides and bottom can be to allow drainage – can be used.

Your job

Survey your lawn after a heavy downpour. Determine where the water is accumulating, and where it is draining – if it is draining. Focus on drainage solutions for these areas.

Our job

For more information on keep your lawn looking great with dry well lawn drainage in Dallas, contact Precision Irrigation Systems today.

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