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Erosion Control and Drainage Solutions in Santa Cruz County

Drainage systems are an important part of keeping your home and property safe from the damaging effects of water. The main goal of any drainage system is to collect water and direct it to the proper drainage location.

Is Your Property Showing Signs It Needs a Drainage System?

There are some specific signs that signify a drainage problem. You may be in need of a drainage system for your backyard or around your home if you are experiencing:

  • A soggy or wet yard
  • Puddles that take a long time to dry following a rainstorm
  • Water leaking through your basement walls
  • Foundation damage and/or cracked foundation walls
  • Soil erosion and erosion control problems
  • Flooding in your yard during rainstorms
  • Water collecting on your patios, sidewalks or walkways
  • Unwanted water streams during heavy rains
  • Mulch that washes away from your plant beds/silt that washes onto sidewalks during rainstorms
A Complete System

Surface and Below Ground Drainage

With our drainage system installation services, we will integrate both surface drainage systems and below ground drainage systems in order to properly catch and direct rainwater to the correct location.

Surface Water Drainage Systems: Surface drainage systems pull excess water from hardscaped areas, plant beds, and any other areas where water tends to collect or pool. These drainage systems then provide a set path above ground where the water should flow. Surface water drainage systems can be used to direct water to a proper drainage creek, storm drain, or underground drainage system.

Below Ground Drainage Systems: Underground drains help to prevent erosion and prevent water from saturating plants or lawns by pulling water from the saturated ground and directing it to the proper drainage location. One of the most popular below ground drainage systems is a French drain system.

Our Reviews

Scott Pierce
Scott Pierce
November 16, 2023
Phil, Laura, and the team at The Landscape Company are amazing! We have been working with them on landscaping a large hill in our backyard. They recommended prepping it for winter rains by installing a waddle system and laying down erosion control netting and straw. They noticed a storm system was arriving early so they prioritized the work and got everything installed before the rain arrived. Can't thank them enough!
Rosemary Sarka
Rosemary Sarka
October 4, 2023
I had a leak in an old irrigation system and a plumber told me they would need to dig up my yard and walkways. I was panicked and had no idea where to go for a solution. I cold-called 3 different companies and The Landscape Company was the only one that called me back on a timely basis. They came out early the next morning, and, despite my old system being a unicorn, fixed the leak promptly and gave me an idea of how my system could work. I continue to be so grateful for their prompt, professional, creative help.
Andres Flores
Andres Flores
May 9, 2023
Paul, Efrain and Thomas were great partners for a new homeowner! They helped us understand what we needed and were very transparent about process, materials and costs associated. We had them come in for a full day to get everything back into shape and I couldn't be happy with how everything turned out. Looking forward to having them come by on a bi-weekly basis to keep things looking manicured and (more importantly) healthy.
Sarah Murphy
Sarah Murphy
July 27, 2020
This is a company that strives on professionalism, attention to detail, and connecting to their customers. Phil takes pride in giving his customers the small mom and pop business feel , but has the team and business knowledge to support a large business operation. I love the fact that the business owner works directly with his clients. He provides custom packages for each of his clients if needed. His team is really friendly, trustworthy, and always arrives on time! Phil has a kind heart. He is a really great guy who cares about his customers. I honestly do not like being one in a million of customers in the corporate world. You feel like you are lost in the shuffle of things. I never felt this way when working with this company. Not only did I receive outstanding customer service, I got direct calls from the owner to check on how my services were going. now if that's not customer service I don't know what else is! I highly recommend The Landscape Company for your landscaping needs!
CRAIG Minshull
CRAIG Minshull
November 2, 2019
Professional, friendly and skilled service. Joinery work was excellent and all snags that were brought to their attention were fixed straight away with no issues. Definitely recommend.
Kristen Faris
Kristen Faris
December 4, 2018
Phil and his team did an amazing job on my front yard remodel. His team was a pleasure to work with, very tidy and friendly. They executed perfectly on our vision! I would highly recommend the Landscape Company.
ian jonson
ian jonson
June 3, 2018
The Landscape Company came to our rescue! Phil and the crew found a way to build an enormous gate to our backyard. TLC had clear communication through out the entire project, very professional people. Everyone was on time, cheerful, and cared just as much ( or more ) for our project. These people are into doing the job right, no shortcuts on quality or craftsmanship. What more can we say? If you have a project that you want done right, call The Landscape Company. Thank You All,
Anita Connor
Anita Connor
December 14, 2017
With great enthusiasm I applaud the work product created by The Landscape Company, thanks to its owner, Phil Dundas, and his competent crew. My Santa Cruz Gardens front yard was transformed from 1,200 square feet of lifeless turf to a spectacular display of drought resistant plants, providing a variety of texture and color and accented with three new trees. The backyard was renovated with drought tolerant red fescue and perimeter plants as well as mulch. The experienced crew pruned existing fruit trees, created a flagstone pathway, restored a cracked sidewalk, installed a drip irrigation system, reinforced a retaining wall, and corrected an eroded sided yard with a French drain and river rock. I recommend The Landscape Company because of the owner’s prompt response, accurate estimates, flexibility with plant selection and budget, sense of aesthetics, knowledge, practical considerations, and relationship with the landscape community. Anita
Suki Woodward
Suki Woodward
June 14, 2017
The Landscape Company provides all my properties with outstanding A+ service. Professional and quality, it's what I've come to expect. Thanks Phil for raising the bar. I would recommend your crews for any landscape project, big or small.
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