05:56AM | 04/15/04
Member Since: 04/14/04
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We have a rectangular cement patio. Our yard kind of runs on a slight slop down towards are patio. The previous owners had about a 12 inch wide section wrapping around the patio of what appears to be a flower bed. They did NOT keep the flowers up so all we have now is a dirt strip wrapping around our patio. Everytime is rains.... mud all over our patio. We don't want a flower bed and we don't want to put grass all the way up to our patio. Any suggestions for keeping the water from washing in but having it be nicely landscaped?

(sorry so long) :)


04:44AM | 05/06/04
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
I think it is good practice for grades like you describe to run a drain (Perforated pipe in gravel) around the patio and emptying out to daylight or a drywell. As the water runs toward the patio it will seep into the ground and into the pipe and therefor reduce the mud situation.

Hope this helps.


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