We had a good bit of rain yesterday. My rain gauge stops at 5", and it was overflowing. So you know what this means......washing. So I need ya'lls help! Help me to figure a way to divert this water. Keep in mind this "normally" only happens 2-3 times a year. This is the 2nd time in a week. So lets start with the problem areas. Someone had mentioned some dry creek beds. This bed is in the far right of the yard. It is on the lowest side, so all the water running from the left side runs here. You can see the water line on the fence if you look. This bed is directly behind the house, it is in the middle of the yard...the bed before the previous photos (you following me?). Sand just washes here....there are 3 pavers under all the sand. I think this one will be as easy fix.
This area is on the left side of the yard, which is the high end. This is where the water flows. You can see where it has washed out leaves and sand. If you notice the area upper left hand corner you can see where one problem area is...it washes out through here. This is close up of the area above
Area #2...is in the same bed...just a few feet below the other washout area. Notice all of the bricks I have in the rear. I know this is extremely tacky! But I have tried everything...there is brick, stone, cross ties, and none of that helps. I did have a container here, and it would wash over. So I placed the little rack there, to sit a container on in hopes the water would flow under it. Well this is working so far. I moved the container to show you the washout. I can't plant anything in this part of the bed because it is mostly brick under all that pine straw to keep from washing. So I do a lot of containers in this area.
If I turned completely around...this is what it looks like behind me..you can see the water flow.
The 2 areas above are on the other side of this wood fence (shown above). The rose bed is on the opposite of the fence..more in the front yard (really its at the foot of my driveway). You can see the white Berlin wall and my wood fence...this is the problem. The water runs off of the people yards behind me, and down through the Berlin wall. So when it gets to this outlet it is moving very fast. You can see where it washed my rocks out. My thoughts are to come directly off the opening and create a channel (maybe pebbles?) for the water to flow into. Then create an opening at the end for it to flow out into...the down side of this is that it will flow into my driveway....but technically it is doing that anyway! FYI the ugliness of the Berlin wall and my fence will soon be covered by a trellis for the climbing roses to grow on....that is if they don't wash away! The rocks that washed out.
I know how to alteast fix 2 of these problem areas...just not sure about the others. Any thought, ideas, recommendations are greatly appreciated.