Planters, Gutters, and Puddles--Oh My!
An old concrete planter at the front of my house finally fell apart. The replacement looks great, but it's around 8 inches wider than the old one. There are no gutters on the roofline above the planter (which was never a problem before) but now when it rains heavily the water puddles in the planter all along the roofline.
I put in some ground cover which I think will help the problem after it spreads and fills in. But in the meantime, is there anything I can do without having gutters installed? Should I just put a line of gravel where the roof drip hits the soil? Cover that with more soil?