Pooling Water can Breed Plant Disease and Viruses
Poor drainage can have seriously adverse effects on the surrounding areas. For example, when it rains, do you notice puddles popping up in parts of your yard? This happens in a lot of gardens, and a significant majority of individuals tend to ignore this pooling of water. It’s deemed a minor inconvenience and cosmetic issue when there’s particularly heavy rainfall. However, it can lead to much larger issues. Poor drainage can lead to the formation of puddles, which are breeding grounds for plant disease and unhelpful viruses.
When your garden and soil cannot effectively absorb water, you’re just wasting water. This is an inefficient watering practice. By not properly altering your drainage rate, you will inevitably have to water your plants and lawn more, which can rack up bills.
The pools of water that form can drown the plants that surround it. Most plants regularly ingest fresh water and the nutrients that come with it from the soil. When this soil is oversaturated for prolonged periods, they can become waterlogged and drown to a sufficient lack of oxygen.
You’ve also got to remember that wildlife and insects are attracted to water. Standing water is considered a health and safety issue as insects that carry disease tend to use these pools to breed. When these pools form near a home, they can begin to damage the property, allowing the insects easy access into your home alongside mold and rot.