With the wet season about to begin in Australia, it’s important to start preparing the garden.
Significant weather events are becoming more frequent and when there is heavy rain forecasted, it is always best to err on the side of caution.
To reduce potential flooding issues around your home ensure you look at having these 3 maintenance jobs ticked off, prior to the rain starting.
- Clear all ground drains from leaf litter & weeds. Fallen sticks and leaves should be raked from grass areas where ground drains are located. This will stop the leaves from washing into drains and blocking them up during heavy downfalls.
- Clear your house, carport or shed gutters to limit the amount of overflow you experience. This is essential to reduce the amount of water on the ground, allowing the ground water that falls in open areas, to move quickly away from your property. This will reduce the risk of your home or shed flooding.
- Ensure that the outlets for your down pipes (that are located at the gutters edge on your street) are clear and not blocked with weeds or other material.
If you are new to your property then use these opportunities to assess your garden for drainage issues and rectify them before the next round of flooding rain. Remember to keep an eye on the pool too! Maintaining water levels by flushing to waste, will ensure overflow to surrounding ground is avoided. Reducing the amount of water flowing on the ground is a priority to ensure you keep your home safe during weather events of this nature.
If you are experiencing drainage issues at your place, then there are some easy things you can do yourself. Adjusting your garden design to include a strategically placed raised garden bed can make all the difference. Ensuring gardens aren’t currently blocking the natural flow of ground water is essential too. Should you have water pooling in areas of your garden then a ground drain installed to remove this water to the street, is highly recommended & in most cases an easy job to do.
If you’re unsure how to manage your ground water issues, Contact Us and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Please Note: Serious ground water concerns should be managed with a licensed plumber.
During Significant Weather Events…
PLEASE REMEMBER – If it’s flooded – forget it!
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