Spring and warmer temperatures are just around the corner. Pretty soon, irrigation systems are going to be showering water onto lawns throughout the Kansas City area to help bring the lovely green color back to the stark landscape winter left behind. For those who are fairly new irrigation system owners, the process of just turning the system on seems fairly easy. However, there may be more to it than you think.READ MORE
With winter on its way out, now is the time to inspect the damage and issues caused by the previous few months of freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. With the inevitable thaw just around the corner, there are a few conservation tips that can help you find leaks and conserve water. READ MORE
As spring arrives, you can enjoy the beautiful flowers, chirping birds and warmer weather; however, with all these positives, you are also faced with additional water and rain. As a result, you may find your yard becomes swampy, soggy and otherwise unmanageable due to this excessive water which means drainage issues.READ MORE
Will the Installation of an Irrigation System Damage My Lawn?
Having a plush green lawn is a great way for a homeowner to increase the exterior appeal of their residence. A healthy lawn is no accident and will take quite a bit of hard work to accomplish. Making sure that the grass around your home gets enough water is a vital part of keeping it looking its best. The time and effort that is involved in watering a lawn by hand is just too much for some homeowners to deal with.
Keeping your home’s lawn looking pristine is not nearly as easy as you may think. There are a number of factors that contribute to the overall health of your grass. One of the most important factors that has to be considered when trying to keep a lawn in good shape is the landscape drainage. If you start to notice that there are massive puddles after rain showers, then you will have to act quickly to reduce the damage done to your lawn. Often times, it is wise to get a professional to come out and look at the drainage issues you have. They will be able to assess what needs to be done to fix these problems and suggest add-ons for the landscape such as a catch basin for excess water, or extending your downspouts for better control of where the water goes.READ MORE
At IDL Company, we know that too much of a ‘good thing’ (such as flooding rains) isn’t always good. Certain seasons of the year often bring with them a lot of rain, so much in fact that it can result in standing or ponding water, or a soggy lawn that takes days or longer to dry out. Kansas City homeowners who experience too much water in their lawns – especially in areas such as around the foundation or basement walls – may wish to learn more about a French drain, and how it works. There are various solutions when it comes to the drainage of rainfall or ground water away from your home. Because Missouri has a clay-based soil, water can be particularly problematic, especially if your landscape is flat without any significant sloping.READ MORE
If you live in the Kansas City area, you know we’ve been bombarded by heavy rains throughout the month of May. With more than 11 inches recorded already and a couple of days to go, many homeowners are noticing puddles in the yard, flower beds that appear to be drowning, even ruts or gulleys in the landscape where rain doesn’t drain properly. To sum it all up, heavy rainfall over a long period of time can leave your landscape a mess – but what about the damage drainage issues can cause to the rest of your home?READ MORE
Homeowners in Lee’s Summit, Leawood, or any outlying areas of Kansas City know that when the winter snow and ice melt, it can be a real mess. Spring is just a few weeks away, and proper drainage for your yard and landscape is important. Drainage systems not only help maintain the water table and a cleaner environment, they also help you avoid puddles, a lawn that stays muddy for days or weeks, and even a damaged foundation.READ MORE