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If you want to remediate standing water or wet areas in your yard in Bergen County, you’ll need a company that can plan and install the proper drainage system.  Poor drainage is not only unsightly but can jeopardize the health of your lawn, shrubs and gardens as well as being a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Standing water or muddy areas also increase slip and falls and cause injuries to your family or guests.  Most grass, shrubs and trees do not thrive and often die in soil that is saturated.

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Types of yard drain systems

Proper grading

A properly graded yard uses gravity to direct the water away from your home or building and drains it naturally. 

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Swales are man-made ridges and graded low areas that direct the water to where it can drain away naturally or dissipate over a large area, helping to reduce the need for watering while helping to reduce or prevent flooding and perpetually wet areas.

The use of plants and trees that thrive in heavily watered areas

Planting trees, shrubs and plants that have evolved to live in wetter areas is a good choice for areas that have small amounts of excess water. Here is a list for your reference.


Deciduous Trees

  • Acer rubrum – Red Maple
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica – Green Ash
  • Liquidambar styraciflua – Sweet Gum
  • Platanus occidentalis – Sycamore
  • Quercus bicolor – Swamp White Oak
  • Quercus nigra – Water Oak
  • Quercus palustris – Pin Oak
  • Quercus phellos – Willow Oak
  • Salix species – Willows
  • Taxodium ascendens – Pond Cypress
  • Taxodium distichum – Bald Cypress
  • Betula nigra – River Birch
  • Carpinus caroliniana – Ironwood
  • Diospyros virginiana – Persimmon
  • Gleditsia triacanthos – Honey Locust
  • Magnolia macrophylla – Bigleaf Magnolia

Small Deciduous Trees

  • Amelanchier arborea – Juneberry
  • Cornus alternifolia – Pagoda Dogwood
  • Hamamelis virginiana – Witch Hazel
  • Magnolia tripetala – Umbrella Magnolia
  • Ostrya virginiana – Hop Hornbeam

Evergreen Trees

  • Chamaecyparis thyoides -White Cedar
  • Ilex cassine – Dahoon
  • Ilex opaca – American Holly
  • Magnolia grandiflora – Southern Magnolia

Shrubs, Ground Cover & Vines


  • Ilex glabra – Inkberry
  • Ilex verticillata – Winterberry
  • Ilex vomitoria – Yaupon Holly
  • Myrica cerifera – Wax Myrtle
  • Callicarpa americana – American Beautyberry
  • Calycanthus floridus – Sweetshrub
  • Cephalanthus occidentalis – Buttonbush
  • Chimonanthus praecox – Wintersweet
  • Clethra alnifolia – Summersweet
  • Cornus sericea – Redtwig Dogwood
  • Forsythia species – Forsythia
  • Itea virginica – Virginia Sweetspire
  • Lindera species – Spicebush
  • Rhododendron atlanticum – Coast Azalea
  • Rhododendron viscosum – Swamp Azalea
  • Rhodotypos scandens – Jetbead
  • Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose
  • Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose
  • Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis – American Elderberry
  • Spiraea x vanhouttei – Bridal Wreath Spiraea
  • Thuja occidentalis – American Arborvitae
  • Vaccinium arboreum – Farkleberry
  • Viburnum opulus – Cranberry Viburnum
  • Xanthorhiza simplicissima – Yellowroot

Ground Covers & Vines

  • Ajuga species – Carpet Bugle
  • Aspidistra elatior – Cast Iron Plant
  • Bignonia capreolata – Cross Vine
  • Campsis radicans – Trumpet Creeper
  • Convallaria majalis – Lily of the Valley
  • Decumaria barbara – Wild Climbing Hydrangea
  • Gelsemium sempervirens – Carolina Jessamine
  • Hydrangea anomola petiolaris – Climbing Hydrangea
  • Liriope spicata – Liriope
  • Lonicera sempervirens – Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • Smilax smallii – Jackson Vine
  • Wisteria frutescens – American Wisteria

Ferns, Grasses, Perennials & Annuals

Ferns & Ornamental Grasses

  • Athyrium filix-femina – Lady Fern
  • Athyrium nipponicum – Painted Fern
  • Cyrtomium falcatum – Holly Fern
  • Dryopteris erythrosora – Autumn Fern
  • Dryopteris filix-mas – Male Fern
  • Matteuccia pennsylvanica – Ostrich Fern
  • Onoclea sensibilis – Sensitive Fern
  • Osmunda cinnamonea – Cinnamon Fern
  • *Osmunda regalis – Royal Fern
  • Thelypteris palustris – Marsh Fern
  • Arundo donax – Giant Reed
  • Carex species – Sedges
  • Chasmanthium latifolium – Northern Sea Oats
  • Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
  • Sorghastrum nutans – Indian Grass
  • Spartina pectinata – Cordgrass


  • Astilbe x arendsii – Astilbe
  • Canna species – Canna
  • Colocasia esculenta – Elephants Ear
  • Convallaria majalis – Lily Of The Valley
  • Crinum americanum – Swamp Lily
  • Filipendula species – Meadow Sweet
  • Galium odoratum – Sweet Woodruff
  • Hemerocallis hybrids and species – Daylily
  • Iris ensata – Japanese Iris
  • Iris hybrids – Louisiana Iris
  • Iris laevigata – Rabbitear Iris
  • Mentha species – Mints
  • Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebell
  • Monarda species – Bee Balm
  • Myosotis scorpioides – Forget-Me-Not
  • Physostegia virginiana – Obedient Plant
  • Rhexia virginica – Meadow Beauty
  • Zantedeschia aethopica – Calla Lily
  • Zephyranthes atamasca – Atamasco Lily
  • Zephyranthes candida – Rain Lily


  • Asperula orientalis – Blue Woodruff
  • Impatiens varieties – Impatiens
  • Solenostemon cultivars – Coleus
  • Viola cultivars – Pansy

French drain or a blind ditch

A French drain or blind ditch is one of the most common types of yard drainage systems.  This system consists of a ditch with a perforated pipe wrapped in filter fabric and buried in gravel to direct water in the most advantageous manner so that it drains from the property.

Drywell system

A drywell system stores water collected from the home’s downspouts or drains placed in the low spots in a yard.  The water flows into an underground storage well.  The water will gradually filter out of the well and end up back in the groundwater.

Corrugated plastic tubes

Corrugated tubing can direct the water from a home’s downspouts away from the home and can be an inexpensive solution to basement flooding.

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The tubing can often be buried to for esthetics or safety reasons, and can direct the water to areas of the yard that can easily absorb it or direct it to a drain.

Let Onorato Landscaping help you determine the best yard drainage system for your situation – serving all of Bergen County

Marc Onorato, the founder and President of Onorato Landscaping, knows that people want their yards to drain properly. Marc is happy to come to your home or business to assess your drainage concerns and discuss your options. He will clearly spell out the pros and cons of each potential solution as well as costs.

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Bergen residents appreciate his knowledgeable, consultative approach as he listens to their concerns and helps them to determine the best approach to remediating their drainage issues. Onorato’s service is delivered at the highest levels, in a friendly manner, and at fair rates. Marc takes continuing education courses over the winter months to enhance his knowledge base and skills. He is committed to continually improving the level of the skills he delivers to homeowners.

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Onorato Landscaping can work within your budget. Marc’s commitment to being the value leader in yard drainage systems is unshakable! If you are looking for personalized service and creative drainage solutions, look no further. Call Marc at 201-941-1623 and let Onorato Landscaping design a yard drainage system that will keep your Bergen County property, safe, healthy and beautiful.


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