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Slow the Flow: Dealing with Winter Drainage Issues

If rainwater is flowing into confinement areas you might need to consider installing some type of drainage system to divert away surface water. When tackling drainage think "slow the flow."...

Dealing with Drainage

When tackling drainage think "slow the flow." The best and easiest way to reduce surface water is to slow it down. Many times just slowing water flows down will allow water to infiltrate back into the ground and sometimes that’s all that's needed to help solve a drainage issue. ...

Manage Surface Flows

Like you, here at Sweet Pepper Ranch we are always working on some project. This week we’re working on drainage issues that need to be resolved before we begin putting in trees, shrubs, lawn and other landscaping around the barn and horse facilities. Once we finished building our new guest barn this winter, Matt and I kept a careful eye on surface flows around it. During heavy rains we watched where...

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