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.

When landscape designers begin work on a new garden, lawn, or flower bed, one of the first things they consider is the landscape drainage. You may not realize that your lawn is not in ideal condition, however if you will pay attention after a substantial rain, you may see puddles or areas of standing water. This is a problem that should be addressed by a professional so that you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy lawn and landscape without all the mud and mess. It’s also important to note that when water stands, plants can become unhealthy as well. Flowers and plants need proper drainage to thrive, and an over abundance of water can lead to rotting of bulbs or the root system.

Any homeowner who lives in the Kansas City metro area knows that during the day, snow and ice begin melting, only to refreeze again when temperatures dip down overnight. When water begins freezing, it expands. This can result in cracked patios, driveways, sidewalks, and even your basement walls. At IDL Company, we provide a wide range of drainage solutions for homeowners who want to protect their homes, and enjoy a beautiful, healthy lawn that doesn’t turn into a mudslide or mud puddle obstacle course every time it rains, or the snow/ice melts. You want your lawn and landscape to be the envy of the neighborhood, but wet, soggy ground is not attractive!

Some of the drainage solutions we offer include French drains, underground downspout extensions, surface drains, interceptor rains, and complete lawn drainage systems. Whether you have raised flower beds or gardens, low-lying areas that seem to hold water for weeks, or problems around the perimeter of your home, we have the solution. The drainage methods we use help to direct water away from your home, and re-route it in a way that is healthier for the environment, and provide you with a beautiful, healthy lawn.

Before you know it, spring will be here. Will your lawn be one that quickly drains away all of the melted winter precipitation, or one that stands in water or mud for weeks on end? For the proper drainage solutions for your unique needs, trust the professionals at IDL Company.