Irrigation and Drainage
Two sides of the same coin; irrigation and drainage are equally essential to a healthy and sound landscape. Without adequate irrigation your plants will never present that gorgeous green look you're after and dry or dying patches will appear and blight your landscape. Without properly planned drainage not only do you risk water logging your greenery but also affecting the structure of your walls and possibly the foundations themselves. Which is why you want to talk to the professionals about making sure that your irrigation and drainage systems are truly up to the job. Riverside Landscaping are the seasoned professionals you're looking for to take care of both.
There are ways of landscaping your outdoor spaces that don't involve plants, but for most of us a landscape isn't a landscape without rich green grasses and leafy plants. Problem is that rainfall isn't 100 per cent reliable and watering by hand or by hose is not always an option particularly for larger landscapes.
Riverside Landscaping will be happy to help you plan your irrigation, starting with a thorough evaluation of your needs and the best use of available water to supply them. Irrigation is much more than setting up a lawn sprinkler and hoping for the best. It should include a master irrigation plan, micro climate zone designs for special areas, rain sensors, and drip irrigation. These days it may also involve gray water systems to minimize environmental impact and a range of metering tools to ensure that water wastage is avoided and bills are kept to a minimum. Not only can we plan and install all the irrigation systems you need for your commercial or residential landscapes we are also here to trouble shoot and maintain them. Because if your irrigation system fails, it's your leafy paradise that perishes.
Drainage goes hand in hand with good irrigation planning; with the difference that if it's not not only your plants that are at stake here but also environmental safety and the structure of your buildings.
Damp is one of the commonest causes of damage to buildings and while its impact might not be obvious at first it will slowly dig away at your home. Mold, flaking, cracks, or basement water marks might seem minor in themselves but if they are evidence of subsoil water that is also affecting your foundations then they will eventually become a major problem. Riverside Landscaping can help you with drainage system design and implementation including water traps, gutters, culverts, berms, and swales. Our team will diagnose your drainage issues and come up with a way of better channeling water away so that not only do we negate any damage or safety issues (such as wet slippery walkways) but we also employ that drainage water as part of your irrigation solution. We can arrange for inspections to ensure your irrigation is doing its job and to advise on any further steps you might need to take so you don't have to worry about water damage ever again.