- Putting drainage in my garden, and landscape gardeners/groundworkers.
Right, I am in a new build, for the 2 years the house has been up,garden flood like anything and takes ages to drain. Any experts? I have tried forking the grass, but makes no difference. I was going to put a metre deep trench in and put a pipe in linking to the drain at the edge of my garden, Soil is clay,so can’t just dig a deep pit and put big rocks in. Any advice please?Posted 9 years agoGary_MMember
We had this problem when we moved into a new house. We contacted the builders and they sent some guys round to lay drainage in the garden. 2 trenches about a metre deep running diagonally accross the garden, split pipe laid at the bottom, chuckies on top, then soil an turf. Made a big difference but to be honest the biggest difference we have found for drainage is planting round the edge of the garden. Our garden is on a slope and we planted a border on the downhill end last summer – the grass has been the best it’s ever been this year.
We also have clay soil btw. Digging up the garden and laying a ‘proper lawn’ won’t help, clay soil needs artificial drainage in a garden.Posted 9 years ago
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