Negative drainage may lead to landscape and home damage and should be corrected as quickly as possible. This issue occurs when you have water flowing toward your home instead of away from it, causing cause harm to the base. If the flow isn’t extremely heavy, then an adjustment to the landscaping is an inexpensive choice to alter the flow of water back in the right direction.

Remove landscaping around the house where you’ve got the negative drainage issue. Dig out plants using a scoop and set them aside for later usage.

Scoop out grass around the natural area and set it aside. Remove the grass 6 feet from the natural area or to a whole distance from the home of 10 feet.

Fill the natural area with additional soil to raise the caliber. Add 8 inches of loose soil to lift the plant bed to a height that will force water back in the other direction, pack it down with a lawn roller. The rolling will pack the brand new ground down to a height of around 6 inches above where it was before. Walk the roller slowly back and forth through the surface to tamp the ground.

Add more soil from the natural area, sloping it away from the home. Drop the soil a total of 6 inches to your 10 feet distance from the home to push away the water from the home. Use a level to check the slope, and roll the ground with a roller to firmly tamp down the dirt.

Put the grass back in place in the 6-foot area where you eliminated it. Replant the landscaping shrubs in the natural area and cover with mulch.

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