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Asked on Jan 6, 2019

How do you prevent the excessive rain from ruining your yard?

OlivaGarden Up Green - CaroleNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


4 answers
  • Patricia
    on Jan 6, 2019

    I live in El Paso Texas. I wish I could help but we have less than 10 inches a year. I’d recommend finding a way to drain the water from the flooded area. And underground pvc drain pipe? A river rock lined ditch?

  • Well, I don't have that problem myself as CA is in a drought. But I have friends that do. Lengthen your gutter down spouts. Use sand bags to direct water away from your yard, but not onto neighboring property. Regrade the yard next spring. Video the rain and where it creates a stream, install a dry creekbed. Plant trees. Or have consults with landscape architects or designers. If you want to take it a step further you can have a consult with a soils expert.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Gosh I hear you - I'm in Texas and We've had excessive rain as a matter of fact it's raining as I type. Ditches are huge! First uncover your low spots where the water sits because they will need to be raised. Then uncover where the heavy water is flowing from, maybe the street or an overflow area. Then decide how you can possibly reroute it.

    We're in the country so my husband well he built a wall.

    Filling in those low spots can do wonders.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Hi, Vicki,

    French drains, HydroBlox systems, dry wells, underground piping extensions to downspouts that can direct water across your property's length then daylight near your street. Your gutters and downspouts may need to be of a larger size, given the amount of rainfall your State has endured the last several years.

    If you're in a more level area, you may want to try to create a slope, to provide faster run off.

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