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When it comes to poor drainage in your yard, it is important to recognize and address the problem as soon as possible. Ignoring (or being oblivious) to a drainage issue can wreak havoc on your landscape, hardscapes and even your home’s foundation. To avoid cracked patios, root rotted plants and swarming mosquitoes in your outdoor space, you’ll need to learn the warning signs of poor drainage.

Soggy Spots or Standing Water
The primary indicator for a drainage problem is pools of standing water on your property or that area of grass that is soggy or spongy to the touch. If it has been days since the last rainfall and these wet spots are still lingering, you need to investigate your drainage. Be sure to check the ground underneath your gutters or downspouts. If you have pools of water here, you may also have damage to your home’s foundation.

Moving Top Soil
When the amount of water on the ground exceeds what your soil can absorb, the excess water will push mulch, top soil, silt or bark out of place. You may notice that the soil or mulch has shifted and accumulated in a lower area of your yard. This is a threat to your landscape design and a symptom of poor drainage.

Erosion
It is not uncommon for poor drainage to cause the soil to deteriorate or drop away. This is known as soil erosion. You may even notice small pits or mini “sink holes” in your yard due to this process. Regardless of the extent, erosion can jeopardize your foundation, garden beds or decorative pond that you may have throughout your landscape.

Ponds Developing Under Downspouts and Gutters
This is a particularly bad sign. If water is collecting and staying right under your downspout or gutter, it may be seeping under your house and undermining the foundation. It will wear away dirt that is protecting the concrete of your basement and generally expose more wall than is good for the house. The problem here may be clogged gutters or undersized downspouts, but water should be directed away from the house anyway.

Think you may have a drainage problem in your yard? Don’t fret. The experts at Mobile Joe’s Landscaping can help. Our Alpharetta team offers a wide variety of drainage solutions to meet your needs, budget and style. Ask us about French Drains, dry creek beds, retaining walls and more!

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12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM