Gainesville Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Run-off

If you’ve ever lived through an extreme weather event, then you know too much about Gainesville's stormwater runoff. I have distinct experiences watching my entire yard flood during major downpours last summer, and seeing the yard struggle with fungus and disease afterward due to the slow drainage.

Part of this was surely due to the fact that the Spring had dried out the land, and the neverending summer rains were too much for the land to absorb so quickly. The result was a huge torrent of water standing in everyone's yard waiting to run down the street and into the retention pond. 

One simple and straightforward way to encourage proper drainage is to make sure that the landscape of your garden is permeable, including your hardscaping, paths, decks, walkways, and driveways. Installing these areas as pavers or flagstone is much more helpful in stormwater drainage situations than poured concrete at the water is able to drain through the joints in the pavers or flagstones. 

 

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