How to Make a Natural Drainage Ditch
xcess water can erode landscaping, damage home foundation and create a very muddy and messy situation for a homeowner. To prevent water buildup and collection in a yard, create a drainage ditch that will naturally allow excess water to flow away from the yard and home. A drainage ditch creates an avenue or pathway for water to flow, which corrects the issue of standing or collecting water. To create the best flow of water, the best angle for a drainage ditch is downhill or sloping to create a gravitational pull to flow the water away from the yard. A drainage ditch can be left with a gravel or stone bottom or can be planted with grass to disguise the ditch if desired.