Landscaping drains should be installed in low areas where water often pools, according to SF Gate. This encourages water to flow through the landscape, rather than collecting on it.
There are several types of landscape drainage systems. Surface drains are holes covered with a metal grate. When water flows into the drain, it falls into a filtered underground basin that strains out debris and releases the water into the surrounding soil.
Sub-surface drains are another type of landscape drain. These consist of underground pipes that collect water from saturated soil and direct it away from the property. This type of drain is particularly popular for landscapes containing plants that are prone to rotting.