We seem to have a natural spring showing up in the front yard - what options do we have?
This is not our area of expertise. Below are some options. Begin by contacting Soil Conservation in your county http://www.aascd.org/
if you are looking to control any water issues you may have
look at the attached link on storm water management. You may be able to install a rain garden, rain barrels, etc. in the area to slow the erosion on your property.
If you are interested in a rain garden and planting information see the attached link http://extension.umd.edu/node/2283
You can also contact your Watershed Specialist in your area,
Jackie Takacs, email@example.com