Hi, this is Ryan with Down to Earth Landscapes. Today, we’re working on drainage. It seems to be a big theme. Behind me are a group of guys getting a trench laid out for the homeowner. We will be diverting water from the upper tier and bringing it down and exiting it at this street. We’re trying to avoid having to push it to other neighbors, trying to avoid having to do too much invasiveness on the trees. And this way, you’re also going to have a bit of aesthetic appeal, which is what we’re going for at the same time.
All in all, the work looks sound. We’ve got it overdone underground. We’ve got about 90 feet of drainage pipe under the ground, extending from four inches to six inches with three drainage basins. As far as phase one goes, I’m really just ready for a rain like I am with all my projects. But at this point, this is going to help the homeowner a great deal, and hopefully the neighbor as well.
I try to stay within my wheel house and that ranges from stone patios to irrigation to horticulture and design. Design is a lot to me. Well, this is a good tutorial for anybody who is wanting to do a home project for themselves. You’ll always want to start with your infrastructure. Your infrastructure is everything, and it’ll ruin all your beauty if you don’t take care of it from the beginning. So they’re making a good decision and a wise use of their money by going and taking care of the drainage solutions first, then they can beautify it later on. If you have a project and you don’t know exactly how to get started, feel free to call us at 479-445-5637 and we’ll be happy to come out and get you a consultation.