Water Control

Do you live in an area prone to flooding? If so, you need the best water control landscaping features to prevent flooding in your yard or in your basement. With Greenville Landscaping, you can count on our team of water control experts to design and install a water control system that will effectively solve your property’s issues. Call our landscaping contractors in Greenville now at (864) 635-2560 and get in touch with the best landscapers today.

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What Are The Best Water Control Features For My Yard?

If your yard is having issues with stagnant water adding one of the following features can drastically improve the drainage and flow of water on your property.


A popular choice to help manage water flow in your yard is adding swales around the slopes in your backyard to allow proper redirection of rainwater. This is a shallow trench that can either occur naturally or be dug out manually. We are professional landscaping experts so we know how to redirect the water coming into your property effortlessly.

After digging up the swales, we can line them up with river rocks or plants suitable for these moist conditions such as evergreen ferns or sedges. The swale allows water to sink back into the soil so we will put fast-draining soil around the area. In some cases, we have to install a perforated pipe in gravel underneath the soil to handle any heavy water flow.

Rain Gardens

If there is a slope in your yard, rainwater will most likely pool at the bottom. In this instance, for the best water control practices, we will grow a rain garden in this area. These are simply shallow catch basins usually planted as flower beds. They allow the water to pool after rainfall then percolate in the soil.

For the rain garden, we will use a fast-draining soil mix to encourage water to sink in and promote healthy plant growth. The runoff may flow into the rain garden from a pipe or swale. It might also run in from a sloping yard. If you have a very steep slope in your backyard, a rain garden is the best water control choice.

We rely on soil that drains fast, about 1 to 2 inches. We will also add mulch (about 2 inches) to guarantee the best results. The surface of the mulch is usually lower than the surrounding area. We often prepare rain gardens in spring, especially if it’s too hard to dig during the winter season.

At the center of the rain garden, there are plant species that can withstand wet and moist conditions. These include lady ferns and native sedges. Around these plants, we will add others suitable for occasional standing water such as redtwig dogwood. At the edge of the rain garden, we will add plants that prefer dry soil such as deciduous shrubs or native evergreens.

Pervious Paving

Another great way to allow water control in your backyard is to allow pervious paving. When you hire us to pave your patios, driveways and walkways, we will use materials with small gaps to make the entire area porous. As such, water can seep through the surface and get into the gravel or soil underneath.

A concrete pervious paving feature to help with water control in a yard.

With pervious paving, we can help you reduce runoff damage and improve the aesthetic value of the surface. Even better, the top surface of the paving will remain completely dry at all times. To achieve this, we can use three different types of pervious paving.

  1. Concrete pavers that have voids in between. These voids are filled with gravel or sand. It can either be filled with grass or not for the best results.
  2. We can also use porous asphalt or concrete usually made with very little sand or none at all. Also, it comes with in-built air pockets.
  3. Finally, there are plastic grids that keep the surface layer made out of gravel or sand. They keep the surface from compacting allowing the water to drain through effortlessly.

It’s a foolproof way to ensure that water drains through without stagnation. Call us now to get the best professionals to handle your pervious paving needs in Simpsonville, SC.

Rerouting Water Into A Dry Well

If there’s too much water runoff, we will help you reroute it into a dry well. Basically, we can dig up the hole if there isn’t one and use it for this purpose. It comes in handy if there is too much runoff or downspouts that cause flooding in your yard. Even better, we can dig up a dry well if there is an area in your yard that often puddles or floods.

As landscaping experts, we will ensure that the dry well is protected to avoid any accidents. Also, we can make sure that it is not a sore sight in your backyard. It will blend in perfectly with the rest of the features in your backyard to allow the best water control effortlessly.

Building A Berm

Another option of controlling water runoff in your garden involves building a berm. It’s opposite to a rain garden because rather than planting at the bottom part of the slope, we will create a mound of soil and plant at the top part.

We can create a berm around 1 to 2ft tall and prevent the plants from touching the soil. They will also work as focal points in the garden by bringing more dimension and depth for an amazing look.

Contact Greenville Landscaping For Your Simpsonville Water Control Project

Now that you know how to create water control features in your backyard, you need to hire Greenville Landscaping for the following reasons.

We have been in the business for a long time and understand every landscaping service that our homeowners need. We are experts at creating the best water control features for our homeowners to prevent flooding.

We are a local and reputable landscaping company ready to help out whenever needed. We can provide a list of previous clients as references to prove our reputation for providing high-quality services.

We are knowledgeable about the area and the climate so we will work round the clock to ensure that our water control features work without a doubt.

If you are looking for the best way to prevent water runoff or flooding in your backyard, we are here to help. Call our landscaping experts in Greenville at (864) 635-2560 or fill our online form to get a free estimate now!

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