Do you have a permanent wet spot in your yard, thanks to the location of your sump pump's discharge pipe? Don’t let that valuable water go to waste! Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning suggests planting a rain garden and turning the least appealing spot on your lawn into a showpiece. For the past 54 years, this Gig Harbor company has offered drain cleaning, septic tank pumping, and sewage pump repairs to Washington residents.
These sewage experts share a few steps to help you create a rain garden that will be the envy of the neighborhood:
- Choose The Perfect Location: The ideal rain garden is 10 feet or more away from your home. If your pipe isn’t far enough away, Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning can easily relocate it for you. Although the placement of your discharge pipe will dictate where you can start your rain garden, sunny locations are best.
- Design Your Garden Area: A rectangular rain garden is always a solid choice, but up the wow factor of your yard by choosing an unusual design, like a circle or kidney shape. Use a garden hose to “sketch” an interesting shape in your lawn and start digging, using the hose as a guide.
- Dig Deep: Give your new garden's plants the best possible start by preparing the spot for your new rain garden. Dig down at least six to eight inches deep and turn over the soil. Add a few inches of compost to nourish your plants and flowers.
- Start Planting: Create visual interest in your rain garden by choosing plants of varying heights. Place plants that provide excellent ground cover, such as lady ferns or blue oat grass, at the edges of the garden, and add taller plants and flowers, like hydrangeas or snowberry shrubs, at the center of your garden plot.
Whether you need a new sump pump or are interested in drain cleaning services, Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning can help. Call (800) 679-7854 or visit their website to learn more about their septic and drain cleaning services.