Soggy lawns in the off-season and crispy turf in the Summer?! That’s where drainage and irrigation come in handy. Take the guess work out of watering your grass and flowers, while also minimizing muddy paws on the furred family members. Integrate stormwater run-off from your gutters into a rain garden or dry stream bed! How about a sprinkler system that waters only when necessary with an on-site weather station? Both are more cost-effective than you’d guess, and can even generate rebates in select Portland Metro water districts.