an overhead shot of a grate in a lawn

The lawns in Florida are a point of pride for many homeowners in the area. You tend to your flora, keeping up with all the chores necessary to maintain the area as a space you can enjoy spending time in. With all that effort, have you taken lawn drainage into consideration? 

What is lawn drainage? To put it simply, it’s a system installed into your lawn to avoid waterlogging from rain or overwatering. If you’re new to Orlando you might not think you need to prepare for anything other than sunshine. However, Florida is known for heavy rain in the summer and autumn season, and with an increase in storms like Hurricane Ian, there’s no such thing as being too careful. And with BrightWater Irrigation & Lighting, we can help make sure your lawn thrives no matter the weather. 

Signs of Poor Lawn Drainage

Maybe you know that overwatering can damage your lawn, and you’ve adjusted your lawn care habits accordingly. And yet, despite all that, you’re still finding eroded soil, yellowing plants, and pools of water. How does this happen? 

It may come as a surprise, but without a drainage system you only have so much control over the moisture level in your lawn. You could water exactly as much as your variety of grass and plant life requires, but if you have trees blocking the flow of water, or neighbors pushing excess moisture onto your property, you may still end up with poor drainage. That’s exactly where a lawn drainage system can help.

Most Common Lawn Drainage Systems in Florida

Lawn irrigation is a complicated industry, and when looking to install a drainage system you’ll find a variety of solutions for your lawn, including:

  • French Drains – the most common landscape drainage system in Florida. It is a structure with a pipe and gravel that can work to divert excess moisture away from your home or business.
  • Trench Drains, covered with a grate to filter out foreign objects and debris, which can direct water runoff on paved surfaces.
  • Elevation to create small hills and valleys throughout a lawn that direct water flow to optimal places and away from your property.
  • Bioswales that look like long, shallow openings often mistaken for trenches. These tend to blend in nicely with the landscape of a property and can provide an opportunity to plant water-dependent trees.

Not sure which drainage solution is right for your lawn? Don’t worry, that’s where we can help. Our technicians can guide you through the parameters of each in order to connect you with the best option possible.

Benefits of a Lawn Drainage System

Ask anyone aspiring for a green thumb, and they’ll tell you that caring for your lawn could be more complicated than expected. You want some aspect that you can control, and a lawn drainage system can provide a small but constant peace of mind.

Some other benefits of lawn drainage include: 

  • Reduced risk of flooding 
  • Less standing water for mosquitoes and other pests to breed in
  • Healthier soil
  • Extended plant life/lower risk of plant death

Whether we’re in charge of the lawn around our business or in our own yard, we all want a little more control about what the cover of our property looks like. In that sense, lawn drainage can take a little bit of the weight of nature’s uncertainty off our shoulders. And what’s not to love about that?

BrightWater Irrigation & Lighting for Lawn Drainage in Orlando

For over twenty years, the team at BrightWater Irrigation & Lighting has been impassioned industry leaders in all things light and water. We believe in style as much as sustainability, and with every job we do we make sure your Florida home or business gets the care and the consideration it deserves. We all should flourish here – including your lawn. To get your free lawn drainage consultation, contact us today!

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