If there's an area of your yard that is collecting water, a french drain is a a great solution to redirect the water to a different location of your property. Here's a step by step tutorial for getting this done!
A rain garden is a scooped-out plot strategically located to capture stormwater spilling from impervious surfaces, such as rooftops and driveways. Some environmental groups are encouraging rain gardens and educating the public about them.
By building a rain garden, you can divert your gutter water into an attractive planting bed that works like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil. Follow these steps to build one in your yard.