|In 2005, I lined the gully from the outflow|
pipe with rocks to stop the erosion.
Handling stormwaterWhen we moved into tour house in 2004, the downspout off our back porch was attached to a flexible 20-foot long drainpipe that had been buried. The stormwater was released onto a slope in the woods. This house was about 2 years old when we moved in and during that time, the stormwater had caused significant erosion in the woods.
Since this wooded area is a shallow ravine which serves to drain our front pond back into the lake. Eroded soil washing into this ravine could be carried into the lake during heavy storms, so I wanted to reduce the erosion.
My solution was to fill in the large hole right under the pipe and to line the gully with rocks. I wrote about this project in my first rain garden article: Rain lilies for my rain gardens.