Weather in Indiana has always been unpredictable, but 2018 has brought record-breaking temperature swings and unprecedented events such as spring snowstorms followed quickly by heat waves. The rapid accumulation and then subsequent melting of several inches of snow along with seasonal rainfall has left Indiana lawns soaked and in need of extra care. If your yard is looking extra soggy this year, let our team of experts at All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC help you with your drainage needs before your saturated soil causes some of these serious issues.
Poor Plant Health
Waterlogged soil caused by poor drainage will cause plants to eventually die. According to our friends at The Micro Gardener, carbon dioxide and ethylene gases can build up in the soil around the plant roots. These gases can negatively impact root and plant growth.
Excess moisture can cause clay soils to expand, often causing that part of your foundation to “heave” upward or settle. This can result in the loss of support or stability of your foundation and leave cracks in your interior walls or exterior brick. Too much water in the soil surrounding your home can create “hydrostatic pressure” causing the soil to expand. When the soil expands, it puts excess pressure on your home’s foundation, which can lead to structural and cosmetic damage.
Accumulation of Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew grow in wet conditions and can cause several health issues and can also be difficult to remove. Having an effective drainage system will keep water from pooling and prevent mold and mildew from growing.
If you live in the Muncie, Richmond, or Portland, IN, areas and you want to learn more about preventing soil saturation with an effective drainage system, contact our team at All Brothers Lawn Squad at (765) 371-4186. We’ll gladly set up a consultation and provide you with a quote for any of your lawn-care needs!