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Proper grading of the property is very important to landscaping projects. If you want to a avoid wet basement and puddles in the lawn, all hard surfaces like patios, driveways and walkways should slope at least one per cent away from the building. Lawn areas and garden beds should slope two per cent away, and remember not to block or change any existing municipal drainage plans.