Drainage Solutions

Drainage Solutions Minneapolis, MNA landscape without appropriate drainage can be a hassle to manage. It won’t support the plants, trees, and grass as well as it’s supposed to and that can lead to a damaged backyard. It’s important to tailor the drainage system according to the demands of your land. After all, different plants and trees require different levels of water and nutrition. At McNeill Landscape, we have experts who’ll design the best system for your landscape and ensure you don’t face problems like flooding and wet patches.

Our experts have installed highly effective drainage systems in Excelsior, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Chaska, and Edina. They have the experience and knowledge to ensure your landscape remains healthy. We’ve also worked on several projects in Chanhassen, Mound, Shakopee, Plymouth, and Saint Louis Park. Our clients here appreciate our work and trust our brand. They know that they can rely on our expertise.

Our Drainage Solutions

Our drainage solutions are comprehensive and detailed. We make sure that they are ideally suited for your landscape’s requirements. We usually suggest a combination of solutions, including:

Drainage Solutions Minneapolis, MN
  • Grading – Grading is the most important aspect of a drainage system. A well-graded land will direct water straight to the drains and ensure it doesn’t stagnate on the surface. However, landscape grading should be done carefully because if it’s not planned well, the water can get redirected towards your neighbor’s backyard instead of the drains.

  • French Drains – These are the oldest forms of drains and are still considered very effective. The system is simple to understand. We dig trenches in the ground and grade the surrounding land to direct water towards these trenches. We then fill these trenches with gravel and add a perforated pipe in them. These drains will effectively carry water all the way to the storm drains and help you avoid problems like flooding and wet/dry patches.

  • Surface Drains – This is a more affordable drainage solution that would address spots with bad drainage. For example, if you see wet, soggy ground in one particular area of your landscape, you can install these surface drains to take water away from that location. This solution requires very little grading and works well in landscapes that have an uneven surface.


We examine the placement of the drainage system carefully and work with the natural tendency of the land. While our experts can grade the land effectively, we believe that it’s a good idea to follow the natural direction of the land as much as possible. This helps prevent erosion and stops the earth from shifting. We also identify specific problem areas and plan drainage solutions for them. This ensures the entire landscape has efficient drainage in place.

If you want to know more about drainage solutions and our other services or want a free estimate, get in touch with us at McNeill Landscape through the contact us form on our website. You can also give us a call at 952 401 9228 and we’ll be happy to hear from you.