Welcome to our section about drainage and grading for DIY landscaping. Decorative aggregates, such as pebbles, gravel, slate chippings, wood chippings and stone can dramatically improve the appearance of your outdoor areas while providing a multitude of practical benefits, from weed suppression to erosion control. However, it's important to plan carefully when incorporating these materials into your landscape design to avoid issues like water accumulation, erosion, foundation damage and pest infestation. In order to prevent these problems, you can install cost-effective and efficient drainage solutions to manage any excess water.

So, by combining your decorative aggregates' features with effective drainage solutions, you will be able to create a beautiful and long-lasting outdoor space that increases your property's value, without fear of facing excessive future maintenance issues.

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