If you live in an area that gets occasional bursts of rain, it’s important for you to consider whether or not your landscaping is capable of handling it. Whether you have natural lawn or drought-tolerant landscaping, excessive water can pose a risk to your yard and home.
This article from Los Angeles Times offers an overview of common problems homeowners face in light of excessive rain.
Your yard may be far less receptive to water than it used to be, when the lawn soaked up rainwater like a sponge. New landscaping may have changed the way water flows across your property. If you didn’t pay enough attention to drainage when making the changes, you might find yourself scrambling to deal with standing and ponding water, muddy flows from the decomposed granite and water pooling around your foundation.
Natural grass can only handle so much water before it begins to pool, so it’s best to takes steps to prevent flooding in your yard. If you’ve installed drought-tolerant materials, be sure you have the materials in place to prevent major shifts in your landscaping.
Artificial grass is designed to drain efficiently, thereby reducing the possibility of pooling. With that said, you can never be too careful, so be sure you’re prepared to handle excessive rain if you experience it occasionally.
Read the full article at LATimes.