Puddles may be fun to jump in, but they aren’t fun to have around your house. Pooled water can kill waterlogged grass, lead to erosion, and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. When water pools in the same common areas, it may be a sign that you need to have your landscape graded. Grading topsoil keeps water away from the home and spreads excess water to drain more effectively.
Grading sculpts and levels land to prepare outdoor living spaces for plants, patios, pools, and other landscaping features. Before you get too excited about other projects, you need to make sure your land is completely graded. Grading helps your land look more attractive and helps to keep water from eroding your property.
Many people who try to do their own landscaping forget to check the grade of their yard, which is why it’s important to hire a professional. Professional landscapers know the science behind grading and can ascertain whether the ground is uneven or if you have poor drainage. To correct the grading, they will remove the topsoil, shape the ground beneath it, and add the topsoil back on. Once the process is complete, your landscaper will smooth everything out to make sure it is level and attractive.
When it comes to landscaping, you may not think to check the grading, but at Bruin Landscaping, it’s one of the first things we look for. Grading is an essential aspect of landscaping. If your yard is in need of grading work, we are the people for the job. Our grading process is done so seamlessly, you’ll only know it’s done by the absence of pooled water. Contact us today if you have any grading needs.