Water flooding in your garden, something we will see more and more. We cannot deny that we are facing extreme weather conditions. Periods of long draught are varied with extreme rainfall. It rains so much, sanitation gets overloaded. But: you can do something about it with the design of your garden. In this article we give you some tips.
It is a well-known phenomenon: the amount of raining is increasing. Often so much that the soil cannot process the water, with water flooding as a result. Garden overflow and stay under water. Worst case scenario: this water runs into your living room or basement. With a lot of dammage as a result.
Next to heavy raining there is another cause of water flooding. More and more we choose a grey garden. Gardens are stuffed with tiles and stones. It is easy and maintenance friendly. But it also causes water to stay in the garden. So, if you do not consider the right draining, you create your own pool.
Unfortunately we cannot influence the rainfall directly. We do control how we manage this rain. You can consider it when designing your garden. Below we give you some advice. And solutions that do not require to much maintenance. This will give you more time to spend and to enjoy your garden.
A good solution is to store the rain. This way you drain the water and relieve the sanitation. And: you use the rain in a sustainable way: when you need it. This prevents a water shortage and using too much tap water.
You can store rain water with a number of tools. Most common is a rain barrel. It can be connected to your drain. These barrels are available in all sorts and sizes. There even are special fences that can store water! How cool is that.
Another good way to store water is a pond or fountain in your garden. This can also be connected to the drain. You can put in some water plants or fishes. A pond or fountain will definitely ensure you of birds visiting to drink or cool down. A nice extra!
Another solution is to add more green to your garden. Water can infiltrate in the soil and won’t stay in your garden. Most people associate green with maintenance. But that does not have to be the case, We show you some maintenance friendly advices to green your garden.
With ground covers you create more green in your garden. Together with their blossoming they give a nice look to your garden. They also store water and provide oxygen. Normal cuttings can take years to cover the area. And it gives weed a place to grow. Not really maintenance friendly.
There for we deliver our ground covers as special ready-to-use plant mats. It provides an instant grown, green and covered result. These plant mats also control weed.
By adding green you help the water infiltrate the soil. You can reduce the maintenance significant by placing a water permeable root proof membrane under your lawn or plants. This way you repel the weed as much as possible. But get a water permeable one, so the water can absorb in the soil.
A lawn needs to be mowed, that is maintenance. You can reduce this by getting special slow growing grass. A slow grow means less mowing. Do you not want to mow at all? Choose artificial grass.
Your roof can also help you draining water: by installing Sedum on it. Sedum will store the water and reduce the amount of water that runs into the sanitation. There for this won’t be overloaded. Another large benefit: a green roof is a great isolator!
Our Sedum will be delivered ready to use, like our other ground covers. In special cassettes, easy to install. These cassettes also improve the water buffering power and the drainage of the water. Water will be stored and slowly taken in by the Sedum.
As a final solution we tell you about regulating and infiltrating water. You give the rain a destination and the soil a change to drain it.
Green infiltrates water, our ground covers too. Our special plant mats can also buffer this water. Water will be stored to add it slowly to the ground covers. This means it will reach a deeper layer of the soil and the roots will be provided with more water. This provides the area from flooding.
For walking paths and a terrace you need to use tiles or stones. These are also available water permeable. Or use a water permeable jointing mortar. An alternative is to use watering gutters to guide the water.
These watering gutters can be connected to special infiltration boxes. Connecting tanks you install below your garden. Water will be stored in the boxes and added to the soil slowly. This will relieve your draining and gives you a water buffer.
As you can see, there is plenty to do about heavy rainfall. To provide water flooding in your garden. Do you have any questions or would you like us to help you out? Please contact us. We would love to help you!Back to the overview