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Pardon Our French: The Importance of a French Drain in Your Yard

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Although homeowners don’t usually realize it until visible signs appear, most homes need a French drain. Poor grading and clay-based soil contribute to slow drainage. After a rainfall or after you’ve run the sprinklers in your hard, have you noticed any standing water or super-saturated areas around your home? If so, contact Bulldawgs Total Lawn Care, the French drain installation experts in the Augusta area. If not addressed, poor drainage can lead to big problems, like foundation issues. And if water is getting underneath your home, it can cause mold damage as well – a very expensive and potentially dangerous problem.

Why is it important to have experts like Bulldawgs Total Lawn Care install your French drain for you? Ninety percent of the French drains that we see have been installed improperly. It’s important that the job be done correctly so that the issue doesn’t reoccur.

What should you expect? First, we’ll dig a trench. Don’t worry about your sod – most of the time, we can salvage the sod you have, so there is little chance that you’ll have to resod any areas (saving you time and money). Next, we’ll install a pipe with a “sock” on it that filters out sediment. We fill the trench with gravel, put down a bit of topsoil, then a second barrier, a porous fabric, around the rock, to prevent the drain from getting sediment in it. We’re careful to not put any clay back into the drainfill, so the water will drain quickly. After this is complete, we lay the sod back down, and within just a short amount of time, no one will even know that you had a French drain installed, but the results will be immediate.

Don’t delay – contact Bulldawgs Total Lawn Care today for a free quote on your French drain!

Rain, Rain Go Away!!

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Well we surely have gotten our fair share if rain this week. Do you have problems with water run-off in your yard? Standing water? Give us a call for your free estimate for a french drain. If done properly, they last forever and never clog up. We use a special mesh covering on our pipes to make sure that never happens. Plus once we are done we can make it look as if you never had one. Sod or decorative rocks can be used over the make it look stunning! Give us a call @ 706-860-2727 today!

Hot Days!!

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Padio Work

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Here is video made by the customer of some of our work! Enjoy 🙂

Sprinklers

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Wow is it hot out there!! We have had many people asking about their lawns and plants not looking so good! When it is high 90s to 100s you need to water morning and night. And remember to fertilize 2 x a month!

Trimming Hedges

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Do you have large bushes that need trimming? Well in case you didn’t know, trimming of hedges and bushes is included in our Lawn Maintenance programs. It also includes mowing, edging, weed eating, and blowing everything clean. Starting out at $45 a visit you can’t go wrong. Give us a call today!

Types of Bedding!!

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We have had several questions about our different types of bedding. These are our three most popular.

Rock bedding  (the 1st pic) is a simple yet beautiful way to fix up beds. It starts out about $3 a sqft. Super easy to maintain! The 2nd pic is of straw bedding. It is $5 a bail, and is able to cover a lot of area for the price. Simple to install but needs some type of border to keep it from washing away. It needs to be replaced once every 6 months. The 3rd pic is the most popular bedding. Mulch! Our mulch comes in red, brown, black, and cypress. It is $.75 a sqft. It also needs a border to keep it from washing away. It needs to be replaced once every 2 years and replenished once a year.

We also offer a

20 year weed block

and metal edging (brown, and green). Call today to get your beds redone and looking amazing!

Pergola

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Pergolas are an amazing addition to any backyard. Go to our website www.bulldawgyards.com and see some gorgeous pergola jobs that we have done.

Is this your backyard?

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Is this what your backyard looks like? Don’t worry! We offer tree removal, stump grinding, and root removal. If your tree removal is $1200 or over you get $250 off your services. Don’t wait, get your estimate today!

Retaining Walls

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Need a retaining wall? Well now is the time! 30% off retaining walls thru summer. And remember all Allen Brick retaining walls with drainage have a lifetime warranty! Hurry and schedule yours today!