Downspouts are responsible for directing water away from your house so their arrangement can often be the most important part of any stormwater management plan. Many damp basements and soggy landscapes are caused by improper downspout arrangements.
The goal should be to find spaces on your property far enough away from the foundation where the water can be aesthetically incorporated into the landscape.
Rain arbors and pergolas are great for bringing downspouts over top of walkways or patios without causing a tripping hazard.
Catch basins and tile drains are great for catching water at grade where it can be directed away from the foundation into a rain garden or other feature.
No two properties are exactly alike, so no two gardens should be exactly alike. By carefully considering aspects like: desired aesthetic, available space, soil conditions, watering needs, location to adjacent buildings, and topography of the land each garden is custom designed and built.
Rain gardens double as pollinator and butterfly gardens. Planting native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees can enhance biodiversity on any property.
Harvesting rainwater can drastically reduce or eliminate the need to use municipally treated tap water.
Rainwater storage devices are available in a variety of sizes and styles and can be installed either above or below ground, depending on property conditions and customer preferences. They work great as a part of a larger stormwater management system.
Landscape erosion can take many forms. The common thread when experiencing landscape erosion is water concentrating in one place.
It is a worth while exercise to inspect your landscape for signs of erosion: bare or exposed soil, soil/debris deposits, slumping hardscape. Erosion is something that should be addressed as soon as it is detected.
Erosion can be addressed using simple measures like grading, planting, berms, and improving soil quality. There are a number of landscape products that address erosion and can be customized to fit the needs of each landscape.