Speedway lawn care services
With a growing downtown, Speedway, best known as the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing capital of the world, is fast becoming a destination for far more than racing and is one of the best places to live in Indiana because of the dense suburban feel. There are lots of parks and bars and, well, a lot of grass.
Many surrounding golf courses and several cultural hotspots, museums, and the beautiful Eagle Creek Park prove the city's appreciation and passion for nature's greenery. Speedy is easily one of the best in the south, which is why Lawn Love shares the same appreciation for nature and a passion for keeping everything green and natural.
Having a healthy lawn requires a lot of commitment, including mowing, watering, fertilizing, aerating, and overseeding, a time-consuming venture. Still, with all the weeklong activities, you will need a reliable and efficient full-service lawn services provider to keep your lawn pristine all week long.
Flood risk is increasing for Speedway as the weather patterns and environment change. Currently, approximately 687 properties are already at risk, and within 30 years, about 700 more will be at risk. Depending on where you live, the consequences of this range from a slightly soggy lawn to severe flood damage but with a little time and a few expenses, most lawns can be rescued and restored to former glory.
How To Manage Yard Flooding
Properly landscaping the perimeter of your home can help prevent flooding. Flooding incidents could occur because of severe weather or accidental water hazards. Here are a few flood prevention, landscaping techniques to help you protect your home.
Level Your Yard
If you have a sloppy yard, your yard is very likely to become waterlogged. To avoid incoming water, the ground should always slope away from your home in all directions. Pinpoint your home's low and high points and use extra dirt to slope the yard away from your house.
This will keep melting snow, rain at bay, and flow away from your home and basement. Make sure to work with a professional to ensure vents, basement, windows, pipes, drains, and other areas aren't negatively impacted during the grading process.
Choose Local Plants that Prevent Flooding
Indigenous plants help to prevent soil erosion while also allowing rainwater to drain more efficiently. Native plants usually require fewer fertilizers, fewer pesticides, and less water and can often be found at local nurseries.
Use a Few Inches of Mulch
Gardening with mulch can be a handy technique to prevent water from flowing toward your home. Fill a few inches of mulch in garden areas graded away from your home to keep soil in place and hold in rainwater. If you are mulching near your home, make sure to use at least six inches of mulch from your siding to avoid moisture wicking and rot of your home's interior.
Plant New Grass
Doing this can reduce the impact of floods. The roots can help absorb water. It is essential to research the kind of grass that would be most effective for your area. Once it grows in, avoid cutting your lawn too short. It'll weaken the roots and can cause yard flooding and possibly flooding in your home.
Learn What To Plant In A Rain Garden
Rain gardens are perfect for curbing erosion and improving water quality. They collect rainwater and water that runs from your gutters and downspouts, which creates a runoff, filtering it away from your house. Rain gardens are usually produced in shallow, landscaped depressions, which naturally absorb rainwater in the ground.
Add Drainage Near Driveways
Paved driveways cause rainwater runoff, which can increase the risks of your home getting flooded. Installing a gravel or spaced paver driveway is the best option. If you're on a budget, you can add drainage next to your driveway via channel drains, pavers, or other landscaping-based solutions.
Install A Rain Barrel
Rain barrels are installed at the bottom of downspouts to collect water. They're great for redirecting moisture and protecting your home from flooding. Plus, rain barrels allow an eco-friendly way to water your gardens and lawn when it's dry out. They also reduce pollution run-off into lakes and natural waterways.
Test Your Sump Pump
A sump pump will ensure that your basement stays dry by directing water out of your basement and away from your home. Knowing how to test and maintain your sump pump is essential to ensure that everything is functioning as it should. Your sump pump could mean the difference between proper water flow and costly water damage. If you do not have a sump pump, consider getting one that best suits you.
Once you've completed the above checklist, ensure you do regular maintenance at the beginning of each season change. Excessive rain or snow, or even droughts can cause natural changes to your landscaping. Pay attention to the areas where rainwater and groundwater are polling to keep your home protected from unnecessary water damage. Flooding in your home can be stressful, so it is essential to call in a professional to prevent further damage quickly.
How To Drain And Fix A Waterlogged Lawn
The first step in fixing a waterlogged lawn is to keep people from walking over it. This could churn up the grass and make the problem much worse. Wait for the majority of the water to evaporate, and if there's any of that water left, gently push it towards the borders of your lawn or a drain with a broom or brush. Ensure that the soil is moist but not wet before taking any other actions.
Spike the lawn with a garden fork to create large holes in the lawn. After the initial spiking and draining, use a hollow tine aerator on the lawn to further remove soil plugs. This will allow the majority of the water to drain through. You can then add a top dressing of horticultural sand or compost to absorb extra moisture and build up a healthier lawn.
If the grass has been ruined, take the next step of overseeding and applying another layer of topsoil or compost.
If your lawn needs aeration, overseeding, or any other kind of lawn care, be sure to stop by Lawn Love. We are passionate about our service, and we believe that you should have a healthy outdoor space that you can be proud of.