Water Runoff Problem
I have several problems, but I would like to address this one first. I live in North florida and got 18 inches of rain from FAY.
what can I do to my yard to mitigate runoff?
My house sits below the street level and crazy water runs down the road to the left of my driveway, down my driveway and to to the right of my driveway. My across the street neighbors removed trees in the past few years (one house removed about 20) so I get significant runoff in any rain, but it killed me during Fay. I was emptying buckets and trying to get pools of water off my garage and from in front of my house.
I have a ditch on the left side of the house when facing the house. If possible I would like the water to go into the ditch, but it is not very deep and it was full when FAY rolled through. I think I could dig the ditch deeper though.
1 neighbor has put an asphalt curb down the length of his poperty on the street which forces the water down my yard.
what kind of landscaping can I do to
1) keep water from pooling infront of my garage
2) keep water from pooling infront of my house
3) get the water into the ditch if possible
4) protect each side of my house from the river run offs.
Pick any of these four that you think you can help with and I will work one at a time.
see photo's of my property...
I would like a nicer looking yard, but funds and time is limited, and I will make mini projects and post the results.
The backyard is a whole different project.