Lawn Drainage Problems

Lawn Drainage Problem? We Rescue Drowning Yards!

lawn drainage problems

You’re not alone. Over 50% of homeowners have chronic problems with wet spots and standing pools of water in their yards that last for days after a rain. It’s not only unsightly, but standing water in your yard eventually causes everything from inconveniences such as your children not being able to play outside to serious problems like soil erosion, water in your basement, rot and mold, and a house foundation that’s under attack every time it rains.

You have a solution now. Proper site drainage is critical for protecting your home and landscape. Since 1993, Hertzler & George has worked hard to become the leading specialists in the Williamsburg area for designing and installing landscape drainage solutions that stop yards from drowning. We’ve solved drainage problems for many of your neighbors, and we’re eager to show you a customized solution for your problem areas.

Request a free no-obligation consultation with our top drainage expert today. 
Complete H&G’s consultation form, and we’ll call you to schedule a convenient time for our top drainage expert to visit your home and take a close, careful look at your problem.


During the consultation, you can expect:

  • If it’s a relatively simple drainage problem, we’ll explain what needs to be done and give you an estimate. With your go-ahead, we’ll schedule our crew as quickly as possible.
  • If it’s a complex drainage problem that requires a more in-depth diagnosis, we’ll give you an estimate for preparing and H&G Drainage Plan. With an H&G Drainage Plan you’ll receive a detailed schematic (diagram) of the master plan for the recommended solution and cost estimates.
  • Customer Case Study. We’ll give you a written case study of a landscape drainage system we designed and installed for a family in the Fords Colony community outside of Williamsburg. They had suffered from poor drainage problems for 10 years. Our team solved every problem they had while enhancing the beauty of their landscape, the safety of their home and the value of their most treasured asset. The slideshow below is from the case study.

About Hertzler & George

Hertzler & George is a landscape design, build and maintenance firm in Williamsburg, Virginia known for its focus on environmentally conscious and sustainable landscape design. A familiar face in our city, Hertzler & George’s owner, Joe Hertzler, is a member of the City of Williamsburg’s Architectural Review Board and former member of the Planning Commission. Whether you have a small yard or a large estate, the talented professionals at Hertzler & George are eager to transform your ideas and wishes into beautiful and usable outdoor spaces your entire family will enjoy. Trees, flower beds, spacious lawns, garden paths, privacy walls, decks, play areas, water accents—what’s on your wish list?

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!


Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony

Always Helpful

Brian came out last week to try to assess a problem we are having in our yard.  He arrived on time, was extremely courteous and took a considerable amount of time analyzing our situation.  While he was unable to reach a solution, he did take the time to research and recommend another business that might be able to help us.  That kind of customer service will make us more likely to call on Hertzler & George if other issues arise.  Thanks, Brian!