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Old 06-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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grass vs. mulch around french drains?


Hey all - I have what I believe to be French drains near by back patio. They are just 2 separate 12 inch square green plastic grates right in the grass. There is a black box in the ground, and 8 inch corregated black piping runs off about 75-100 feet to a drainage ditch in my backyard. The appear to work great.

However, they are in a shady spot, so the grass never really comes in too well in this area. And it's in a hard spot to mow. So rather than fight that, Ifigured I could kill the grass and just mulch the area. But is there any reason why I might not want to do this?

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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You could wind up with a lot of mulch in the drain which could create a clog.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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Besides that, mulch will break down over time and have to be replaced. Great for the soil, but if you're not planting in it, it's sort of a waste. What about gravel?
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If it isn't that big I would turn it into a flower bed. Your right no reason fighting nature if drainage has already been attempted.
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