Courtyard Garden Ideas – Drainage Issues In Courtyard Garden Design

Mediterranean Courtyard Garden – Planning For Drainage In Courtyard Gardens

Proper drainage should be a priority consideration in the planning stage of all landscaping and garden design. It’s especially important when planning enclosed areas such as courtyard garden ideas.

This video of the courtyard is the first of many that will follow the creation of a large Mediterranean landscaping project that we’re working on. We’ll start with the courtyard garden because it is in the center of the entire project. In a design like this with many stages, it’s a good idea to start in the center and work your way out. That way you’re not trampling over already finished work.

As I said, drainage should be a major consideration when making your landscaping plan. With improper grading and drainage, you could possible have some major problems, damage, and other inconveniences due to water and weather.

In courtyards and courtyard gardens that are enclosed or surrounded by walls, this is especially important. In heavy rains, a lot of water with nowhere to go can cause flooding that can even back up into the home.

In this video, we go over grading and a few different ways that you can channel and drain water from courtyard gardens and other landscaping projects.

As I said before, this is just the first of several videos that will showcase a lot of useful projects and plans and ideas for landscaping that you may be able to use for your own. And, as with this video, we’ll also point out a lot of planning and structural considerations.

All videos and pages related to this project can be found at Mediterranean Garden Landscaping Ideas

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