Effective Erosion & Drainage Solutions
North Florida Landscape offers a variety of drainage solutions for homes and businesses experiencing issues with water runoff. If minor erosion or water is a problem for you, we can apply one of many erosion control systems to help limit the amount of water entering your property. We are one of the best in Bobcat™ work/finish grading and will prevent any water from entering unwanted areas. If you live in the Saint Augustine, Florida, area, contact us to request help with your water issues. We can also help with the construction of retaining walls, regardless of how large or small, to further prevent water from damaging your landscape.
Erosion Control Techniques
Drains — Throughout the years, North Florida Landscape has handled thousands of drainage problems. Our goal and focus is on a long-term solution, not a short-term fix. We offer French drains, grate drains, culvert drains, swell-line development, and re-grading, along with many other options, depending on your need and budget, to resolve your problems.
Hillsides — A riprap can be made to cover either the steepest part of a hillside or the whole area, using rocks, stones, or concrete rubble. The rock barrier acts like a small retaining wall and slows water runoff to control erosion. Also available are erosion cloth and jute, which can be used very effectively.
Plants — Plants are a natural protector of soil. They diffuse the energy of raindrops, filtering down to the soil surface more gently. Plant roots help to bind soil underground. Our on-staff designers can recommend the correct plants with growth habits that dictate a better value for an erosion control plant. Groundcover plants, creeping shrubs, and others bind the surface tightly and cover it with dense foliage if planted properly and irrigated often.
Hydroseeding — Hydroseeding is a method of sowing seeds on a large scale for immediate coverage. This quick cover reduces the problem of sediment and runoff during the first rainy season after completion.
Landscaping Slopes — For places like slopes where erosion is more severe, we suggest soil erosion fabric, also known as retaining cloth. Any porous material, from burlap to mesh, can be used. Before laying the cloth in place, we prepare the soil by soaking it well. We then remove any unwanted growth and loosen and smooth the soil. Then we lay the cloth and stake it in place. We use scissors to cut holes for the plants and use a trowel to plant them.