Experts and BHG readers answer.
What is most cost efficient way to landscape side yard that collects water?
Thanks for writing. One option is to create a rain garden --- that way excess water could collect in one place as it soaks into the ground and you'll have beautiful plants to help beautify the area. If there's a particular path the water tends to follow to where it collects, you could create a dry stream bed lined in rocks. That will stop most, if all, the erosion. You could even direct the water farther from your home with the stream bed.
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com