My first winner of the backyard design solution from the Fall Ideal Home Show is Joanne from Bedford. Joanne has a common problem of being one of the lower homes in her neighbourhood. All of the water from everyone’s yard runs into her space and then down to the one neighbour below her. Just to make the situation a little worse, when the homes were constructed, the builder decided to fill in an existing stream with soil and a series of ineffective berms (mounds of soil and grass) in an attempt to reroute the rainwater.
Joanne wants to dry out the back of her yard, remove a row of cedars and add a vegetable garden to the space.