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Keep Your Yard Dry with These 3 Methods and Tools

Keeping your yard dry is essential for maintaining a healthy and beautiful landscape. It prevents water damage to your property and keeps pests and insects at bay. Here are three excellent methods and tools to help keep your yard dry all year round: a French drain grating, a rainwater tank, or a soil moisture metre.

Rainwater Tank

A rainwater tank is a container that collects and stores rainwater from your roof. It can be used for various purposes, including watering your lawn and garden, flushing toilets, and washing clothes. Using rainwater instead of tap water can reduce your water bill and conserve water resources.

To install a rainwater tank, choose a location close to your roof downpipes. The tank should be placed on a level and stable base, such as a concrete slab or compacted gravel. You must also install a first flush diverter and a leaf filter to prevent debris and contaminants from entering the tank.

Once the tank is installed, connect it to your irrigation system or use a hose to water your plants and lawn. It is important to use a pump if the tank is located lower than the area you want to water. It would help if you also cleaned the tank regularly to prevent algae growth and ensure the water quality.

Soil Moisture Metre

This is a handy tool for any gardener or landscaper. It can help you save water and money and ensure your plants and lawn thrive by determining when to water them and prevent overwatering or underwatering. Overwatering can result in root rot and other plant diseases, while underwatering can cause wilting and death of your plants.

To use a soil moisture meter, insert the probe into the soil and wait for the reading to stabilise. The meter will display a number indicating the soil’s moisture level. Most meters have a colour-coded system that makes it easy to interpret the results.

Trench Drains

Trench Drains are surface-level drainage systems that manage water runoff from impervious surfaces like driveways, walkways, and pool areas. You may have seen them in public spaces—those long, narrow channels with grates on top that magically whisk water away to an underground pipe.

Example of a Yeti Civil trench drain.

Tailored Drainage Solutions for Your Home’s Needs

Using methods and tools such as drains, rainwater tanks, and soil moisture meters, you can prevent water damage, conserve water resources, and promote the growth of your plants and lawn. These solutions are affordable, easy to install, and need minimal maintenance, making them ideal for any homeowner or landscaper.

At Yeti, we have a variety of drainage system solutions that can be customised to fit your specific project needs. You can explore each range in more detail by selecting one of our options above. Our team specialises in creating custom solutions, so we can adapt any available systems to suit your requirements. We are always ready to discuss your project’s unique needs and recommend the best system for your application. Visit our online catalogue now to select the right drain grating for your home.

Photo of a stainless steel trench drain on concrete


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I am John from Yeti Civil Products. I want to make sure you find the exact stainless steel drain, grate, entry mat or walkway solution for your drainage needs.

We custom design and make our products and we have some modular systems also.

Have a look through our website catalogue and/or give me a call to talk about the best drainage options for your project.