At Jovak Landscape and Design, we know that BC’s rainy season never really ends, and that sometimes protecting your lawn and garden from heavy rain can be a challenge. That is why our team of professional landscapers have put together some simple tips on how to protect your lawn and garden from heavy rain.
Some of the best ways to help protect your lawn from heavy rain include:
In order to prevent standing water from building up on your lawn, you can build a French drain. This drain will work to divert water from one area of the yard to another. The trick to this technique is finding a good spot to divert the water to, so as to avoid creating a standing water issue in a new area. In some cases, you may be able to connect the French drain to the sewer system; however, it is important to check with the city before performing this task on your own.
Building a rain garden is another great way to help protect your lawn because it is specifically designed to capture and retain excess water for a short period of time. Water that is captured by the rain garden will slowly soak into the soil and will be absorbed by the gardens plants. When building a rain garden, it is important to choose plants that enjoy a slightly wetter environment, such as blue-flag iris.
Some the best ways to protect your garden from heavy rain include:
One of the easiest ways to help protect your garden from heavy rain is to ensure that it has a proper runoff to prevent water from pooling up in the middle. Without having proper runoff around the base of the garden, water can soak into the soil and drown the plants. This can easily be prevented by creating a sloped runoff that guides water away from the garden.
In most cases, strong wind comes with heavy rain, which can bend plants to their literal breaking point. Most common plants in the garden can easily be protected from this problem by supporting plants with stakes. Placing a wooden stake next to the plant and tying it off will keep the plant upright during rough water and protect it from physical damage.
Something as simple as choosing the right location for a garden can go a long way in protecting plants from heavy rain. If you live in an area that frequently deals with heavy rain, try creating a temporary shelter by covering your plants with a large tarp. As long as the tarp is removed once the storm passes, it should prove beneficial in keeping the plants safe and healthy.
If you would like to learn more about how to protect your lawn and garden from heavy rain, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Jovak Landscape and Design at 604-866-7186 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also keep up with the latest news by following us on Facebook.