What Are Some Examples of Yard Drainage Solutions on a Budget?


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There are a number of solutions for achieving better yard drainage without spending money on a complex drainage system. Examples include planting a rain garden, using corrugated plastic tubing and creating surface swales.

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A rain garden consists of plants, shrubs or trees that absorb large amounts of water, such as marsh marigolds, cardinal flowers, red-twig dogwoods and willows. If downspouts are causing drainage issues, corrugated plastic tubes are inexpensive, and they can be buried underground to direct water away from problem areas or to a drain. Creating a swale, or a gradual downgrade, may require some labor and grass reseeding, but it can be effective for redirecting water to a more desirable location.

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