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Don’t Let Heavy Rain Ruin Your Landscape Atlanta, GA
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Water is an essential element to the health and growth of any landscape. However, you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to hydrating your lawn. Excessive amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time can lead to disruptions throughout your landscape, including those that affect the appearance of your yard as well as those that impact the health of your grasses, plants and flowers. As spring showers and summer thunderstorms make their entrance in Georgia, it is important to make sure your plants are protected.

Do You Have a Drainage Problem?

The following signs can show that your landscape is vulnerable to heavy rainfall damage:

  • Washed away plants or flowers
  • Stubborn fungi on plants
  • Drifting/migrating mulch
  • Soggy patches of grass
  • Dying grass and flowers
  • Water damage on home’s foundation

Protecting Your Landscape

Fortunately, there are many ways that a landscaping expert can control drainage and prevent rainfall damage within your outdoor space. At Woodburn Landscapes, we may consider the following solutions:

Raise the Beds
If your flower and plant beds are too low, the soil can’t drain properly. Beds should be about 6-12 inches above the surrounding ground to allow them to dry out more quickly after a hard rain.

Mulch It
Mulch, especially bark or wood chips, can improve the appearance of your landscape while also preventing fungi, blight, black spots and other rain-related issues on your plants. Mulch allows a more even distribution of water as well as prevents unwanted splashes.

Install a Drainage System
There are times in which your plants just can’t avoid a washout. This often occurs when there is poor drainage on the property. Fortunately, there are many drainage solutions available depending on your budget and needs, including degrading, dry creek beds, French drains and more.

For more tips on how to protect your landscape health during bouts of heavy rainfall, call Woodburn Landscapes. We offer a full range of drainage solutions and erosion control tactics.

Posted on behalf of Woodburn Landscapes

2090 Dunwoody Club Dr, STE 106-110
Atlanta, GA 30350

Phone: (404) 272-8520


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We have been working with Woodburn for about a year. It began with leaf collection during the fall, and now we have them handle our lawn in its entirety - mowing, edging, trimming, and blowing. They also pruned some bushes for us. Each of these services they provided was of excellent quality. They are very responsive to any requests and are both kind and professional. I can not recommend them more highly and am very fortunate to have found them.
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2090 Dunwoody Club Dr, STE 106-110
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