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5 Common Landscape Drainage Problems To Be Aware Of

Standing water due to drainage issues can kill your grass and cause serious foundational issues, making it important to be aware of what causes drainage issues before they turn into a larger problem. This article will review five common landscape drainage problems to be aware of so that you can stop problems in their tracks and save money.

Foundational Issues

If your home was not properly elevated during its construction, water is going to gather around your home and either destroy the foundation or leak into your basement. Either way, water will leak into your concrete or floorboards, causing severe water damage that will be costly to repair. The easiest way to fix this is to improve the grading around your home so that water falls away from it instead of gathering around it.

Gutter Placements or Blockages

If you notice that water is pooling in large puddles around your spouts, it could be due to a blockage or improper placement of your downspout. Occasionally, a downspout will be too short, which prevents the water from dispersing properly. To fix this, you can extend your downspouts above ground or extend them underground so that there isn’t a long tube extending from your home’s exterior.

A blocked gutter will usually be easy to spot, as it will cause a waterfall from the overflow. You can easily clean your gutters yourself or hire a professional if you feel unequipped for the task.

Poorly Placed Plant Beds

Occasionally, plant beds can disturb the flow of water around your home. This can look like water retaining in the plant bed itself, water surrounding the plant bed, or the plant bed causing water to disperse improperly. Much like your home, you’ll want to fix the grading around the plant bed or remove it entirely to ensure the water has a place to go. Ideally, you want to create a clean and clear slope for water to pour down and away from your home and your plant beds.

Water Traps Causing Standing Water

Water traps are some of the most common causes of standing water and can quickly kill off the grass, turning the area into a swamp. This can happen if your home isn’t evenly sloped or there’s a divot somewhere in the yard. While it’s easy to spot once the water has already collected, you want to remove standing water before any damage occurs. As such, it may be worth it to have a landscaper check the grading of your home’s surroundings.

Improper Grading of Paved Areas

Lastly, water can gather around the paved areas of your home if the land surrounding it doesn’t allow proper water dispersion. Once again, this is caused by improper grading, and believe it or not, water can seriously damage concrete. This is especially true if you live in colder areas where water will freeze, expand, and cause cracks in your pavement.

Ultimately, the most common landscape drainage problems are caused by improper grading of the land surrounding your home. Luckily, Hernandez Lawnscape LLC provides lawn drainage solutions in the Baton Rouge, LA area, where proper drainage is non-negotiable.


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Jamie W.

Jamie W.

"I approached Mr. Hernandez several years ago (2014?) whenever I saw the detailed work he was doing at my neighbor's house. After talking with him for just a minute, I felt confident that his business was right for me. Since that day, he has been maintaining my lawn and my grandmother's, and a couple of years ago he began maintaining my parents' property, as well. ... I could not be more pleased with Hernandez Lawnscape. Excellent service all around...5 stars!"

Sonya Aydell

Sonya Aydell

“They have provided lawn care for us for about three years. We couldn’t ask for better workers. They always go a step beyond what I expect and consistently provide excellent service. Mr. Hernandez is honest and trustworthy and provides strong leadership for his company. I highly recommend his company.”

Raul Zarazua

Raul Zarazua

"I have been using them for over 5 years. They are honest, responsible and good people to work with. Mr. Hernandez is always fair and follows through with his projects."

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn

"Gerrardo Has been 100% reliable and does a great job on my lawn!"

Charlene Diaz

Charlene Diaz

"I have been using Hernandez Landscaping for a few years now and he always does a great job!! Highly recommend!!"

Josue Lopez

Josue Lopez

"Mr. Hernandez has done an incredible job. He has served my family and I landscaping needs for a long time now. If you are looking to keep a well manicured lawn, this is the company for you. I absolutely recommend them. Thank you Mr. Hernandez for all you do."

Christy Reeves

Christy Reeves

"We used Hernandez Lawnscape to clean up our lawn after the winter months and provide regular maintenance for our yard. They were outstanding. Very responsive and thorough. But the value was also outstanding. A fair price for the work. I like that they take a lot of pride in their work and want to be sure the customer is happy. I am very pleased and will continue to use them for as long as they maintain this high quality workmanship."


Glen Kirby

"Crew showed up when they were supposed to. They have a lot of knowledge about plants and did a great job trimming and cleaning up our flower beds. They also trimmed out trees and cleaned up the mess quite well. I am very happy with their work and the conversations we have had. They had quoted me an extremely fair price for the work they were to do and they did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this company for all your landscaping needs!"

Our Service Area

Hernandez Lawnscape services Baton Rouge neighborhoods like Lafitte Hill, Highland Lakes, Oakbrook, Goodwood West, Meadowpark, Riverbend, South Baton Rouge, Pollard Estates, & Capital Heights as well as the surrounding area like Prarieville, Shenandoah and beyond. Unsure if we service your area? Give us a call and speak with one of our expert staff. They will be glad to check your address, and if you are in our area, schedule service for any of your lawn care needs!

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