Photo by Melody

Definition of drain

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by Terry:

To remove standing water from an area, typically by artificial means including mechanical pumps, or more permanent solutions (e.g., drainage ditches, or french drain systems.)

One or more of these measures may be necessary in low-lying areas where standing water is a problem. Waterlogged soil is difficult (or impossible) to cultivate because the water prevents oxygen from reaching the plant. Standing water near a home's foundation can cause mold and mildew problems, as well as eventually weaken the structural integrity of the buiilding.

Add a definition to this term

Return to the Gardenology homepage

Return to Dave's Garden