Landscsape Drainage by Allscape
Allscape Drainage Solutions
Allscape designs, installs, and services any Drainage Systemin Northern Illinois.
The three ecologically friendly ways to help our lawns and lanscapes
- Retention Ponds and Gardens - These are being built by newer subdivisions and are an excellent way to let the water drain back into the water table by filtering back into the underground water table.
- Organic Fertilizer and Pesticides - Change from chemical fertilizers and pesticides to organic fertilizers and pesticides.
- Water Gardens - In the case where drainage problems on your property have no ecological outlet, the answer is a water garden. Water gardens are an 8 to 10-inch depression in the ground usually placed at the lowest place on the property. Then you run drain tile from all gutter downspouts and water problem areas into this depression. Inside this depression, you plant water garden plants.
These plants are plants that like to be over watered and even have their root systems submerged in water. Another feature of water plants is that they have deep root systems which break through the top layer of clay. This allows the water to drain back into the underground water table easier.
Many water garden plants will work in Illinois. Here is a list of water garden plants that I use. Sporobolus, Panicum, Miscanthus Purpurescens, Cornus Sericea, Cornus Racemosam, Betula nigra,, Acer rubrum, Acer saccharum, Aronia, Clethra, Eupatorium, Dicentra, Heliopsis, Ilex glabra, Ilex,,, Verticillata, Hosta, Iris versicolor, Nyssa, Hemerocallis, Polemonium, Quercus bicolor, Sisyrinchium,,,, Solidago, Viburnum Dentatums, and Viburnum prunifolium.
If you have a drainage problem on your property, and you would like a green solution. A water garden looks great and is very ecologically friendly.
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