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I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Lawn Care Services For Lawns With Pooling Water

by Addison Washington

Does your lawn often develop pools or puddles of standing water on the surface after it rains? You might assume that this is just how things will always be, but that's not always the case. There are actually a few lawn services you can have performed that will help the water soak into the soil and drain away more effectively. Here's a look at some of those key services.


As your grass continues to grow, it accumulates what's known as thatch. This is basically dead grass that accumulates near the base of the grass blades. One effect of thatch is that it can interfere with the water soaking into the soil properly. A lawn care service can perform a procedure called dethatching to remove and break up this layer of thatch. Basically, they will use a machine with a big rake to pull the old, dead grass out of the yard. They may even manually dethatch a small yard using hand rakes, depending on the company. With your yard dethatched, water should soak in faster. You should have this service repeated every year for best results.


Another good service to have performed is aeration. This involves punching tiny holes in the top layer of the soil. Typically, this is done with a big, rolling device pulled on the back of a tractor or lawn mower. After the lawn is aerated, the water can sink into the holes. It might take a little while for it to soak into the surrounding soil from the holes, but at least it won't be sitting on the top of the lawn the whole time. You can even purchase a small, handheld aeration tool to do some basic aeration yourself throughout the season.


Have your lawn care team look at the yard and see whether the spots where water is pooling are lower than the spots that are not holding water. If the water is mainly accumulating in the low spots, then your lawn care team should work on regrading the lawn. This usually just means adding soil to the low spots, but it can also mean taking some soil off the higher spots so they don't shed water into the low spots.

If your lawn seems to hold water after it rains, there is a lot that a landscaping company can do. Get in touch with a local team, and talk to them about these lawn care services