Drainage & Erosion
Many Atlanta home owners go into redesigning their outdoor landscape thinking of the basics: flower beds, water features, patio designs. But one of the most important landscape design factors a homeowner needs to consider is how to handle outdoor drainage and erosion. At Outdoor Makeover, our landscape contractors are trained to think of the best possible way to effectively drain your water and sewage while also providing a pleasing aesthetic to your outdoor living area. While it may not seem like an important design aspect, for many Atlanta homes having improper drainage can be detrimental to an outdoor landscape. Many homeowners worry that having sewage or water drainage systems will obstruct the natural landscape of their back or front yard but at Outdoor Makeover, our Atlanta landscape designers look at every possible factor that plays a role in constructing your system to please your personal design needs.
A Few Factors to Consider
Water moves in mass so a lot of water in short time gets introduced to the landscape and unfortunately, one of the negative aspects of Georgia weather is heavy and harsh rainfall in a short amount of time. When this type of downpour happens, the soil isn’t able to absorb the water due to the top layer of natural clay. If this excess amount of water continues to build up it can be dangerous to the surrounding landscape area. Severe build up could damage your grass or other outdoor layout pieces. If the build-up goes more than five years without being addressed, it can cause your outdoor landscape to break down and become eroded with destructive properties. At Outdoor Makeover we address this topic at the beginning of your landscape design consultation and make sure that all of our clients understand that we will address every need (whether aesthetic or practical) that our customer has for their Georgia outdoor landscape.