Considering that Australia's climatic conditions are primarily hot and warm for most months of the year, it can be easy to overlook the care of your yard during the rainy seasons. But have you ever noticed that your landscape looks worse for wear once the winter months have rolled around? And if the rainfall is particularly heavy, which is likely to happen with global climate change, your landscape may need a complete overhaul.
If you want to save money while simultaneously ensuring that your property remains appealing even when the weather is continually wet, you should hire a landscaping maintenance contractor during the winter. Here is why a landscaping maintenance contractor is invaluable during the wet season.
A landscaping maintenance contractor will mitigate erosion
A misassumption that some homeowners have regarding soil erosion on their property is that it happens overnight if their residence is on an incline and the location has experienced a high volume of rainfall. The reality of the matter, though, is that soil erosion happens gradually. Thus, while you may not notice it at the beginning of the rainy season, you will definitely see a difference at the end of the wet season.
And if the erosion is not caught early, your property loses precious topsoil that functions to keep the plants in place. As a result, your landscape could be stripped of its vegetation. A landscaping maintenance contractor is essential in several ways. Not only will they install retaining walls, but depending on the steepness of the slope, they will also embed landscaping rocks that help with preventing runoff.
A landscaping maintenance contractor will clean drainage systems
All properties have drainage systems in place to ensure that rainwater is not being directed into the property, the foundation, the driveway and the yard. However, if these drainage systems are not working at optimum levels, they will be of no help when it comes to the proper diverting of the rainwater. When you hire a landscaping maintenance contractor, they are tasked with making sure that these drainage systems are functional.
First, they will tackle the guttering system and clean out any organic debris that may have collected inside them. Clean gutters translate into the efficient flow of moisture away from the roof and into the drainage channels. Second, the landscaping maintenance contractor will also clean out the drainage channel to ensure they are not overflowing with organic matter and other forms of debris. If the channels are full, it means water is not flowing through them.
To learn more, contact a landscaping maintenance contractor.