It’s been dry and hot in Nashville for weeks, so you may be wondering why, now of all times, we’re talking about drainage. It will rain again, and right now is a great time to tackle your drainage issues because it’s not full of water. Whether you have a drainage ditch at the front of your property or have several throughout it to help with drainage, you should consider adding rocks and stones.
Rocks and Stones = Less Maintenance
Are you tired of fighting gravity with your lawnmower on the steep angle of the drainage ditch or using the weed whacker for far too long to get the grass and weeds cut back? Adding a rock bed is far less maintenance. Although the rocks won’t stop all the plant growth, it will slow it considerably leading to less work every time you cut your grass.
Have you ever looked at your drainage area after the rain stops? Many times, the water just sits, waiting to seep into the ground. As it sits, it can attract pests and be a danger to kids and pets. That’s because the roots of the plants slow the absorption.
Increased Curb Appeal
Instead of weeds and grass, imagine what your drainage area in front of your home would look like if you created a dry river bed. When the rain comes, it provides for better drainage, and when it’s dry, the rocks and stones are far more attractive than whatever happened to grow there. The best drainage includes both larger rocks and smaller stones and together they do look better than just crushed rock.
Now that you can see the benefits of having rocks and stones in your drainage, you may be wondering how to get started. You’ll want to cut back the plants as close to the ground as possible first. Then, you’ll want to make sure the width of your drainage is greater than the depth, keeping in mind that when you add the rocks and stones, you’re going to be filling the area slightly. That may mean you need to dig it a bit deeper (call 811 before you dig!).
Once you’re ready for the rocks and stones, visit The Rock Place in at 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna. We offer the perfect selection of natural stone to complete your project. Bring us the dimensions of your drainage, and we’ll help you determine how much you’ll need. Installation will take some time, but you’ll want to mix the large rocks with the smaller stones for a natural look and improved drainage. We’re here to help. Call us for your appointment at (615) 459-9200 or just come by.