Identify Problem Areas
Identifying problem areas on your property helps determine your goals and indicates choices for specific landscape options to solve problems.
Topography and Flow
Observe the topography of your property and note how water flows during periods of heavy rainfall, as well as where offsite water enters the property. Other potential problem areas to record on your map include steep slopes, ponding in low wet areas, areas of recent construction and utility lines.
Be sure to include overhead utilities on your map. In addition, call 1 (800) DIG-RITE to have all underground utilities identified and add them to your map as well.
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