Have you been considering installing a French drain system to help with the standing water that gathers on your lawn? French drainage systems can be the perfect solution for problems such as soggy lawns and standing water, but there’s much more to them than initially meets the eye!
The award-winning Portland, Oregon landscaping experts at Landscape East & West have been helping their customers overcome drainage issues for over 30 years, which is why they put together this infographic all about the underground workings of the French drain. What’s more, this infographic examines the many benefits of French drains, such as their relatively low cost, easy installation and generally low maintenance. Plus, water runoff from French drains can be utilized in an environmentally proactive way. For example, the runoff can be used to create a rain garden.This is a terrific idea for anyone who lives in a rainy climate.
A rain garden is a large, shallow bed situated at the end of a French drain run filled with gravel and deep rooted, moisture loving plants. If you live in the Pacific Northwest or any other rainy climate, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the helpful information offered by this infographic. If you’re a Portland, Oregon resident, you’ll enjoy the fun local facts that Landscape East & West has included in the infographic. For example, did you know that from 1993 to 2011, Portland disconnected more than 56,000 downspouts, which allowed more than 1.2 billion gallons of stormwater to infiltrate into the ground annually? Landscape East & West cares about environmentally-friendly stormwater solutions and invites you to learn more about French drains and water management!
Original source of infographic: http://www.landscapeeast.com/blog/portland-landscapers-discuss-the-inner-workings-of-a-french-drain-infographic-2014-08