Problem with garden after ice & snow

QuestionsAssessmentGarden DesignSite AspectsProblem with garden after ice & snow
Doreen Cresswell asked 14 years ago

What can I do with my back garden (on a slight slope down towards house) after all the rain, snow and ice has left it VERY marshy. There is already a French drain in garden (got job done in garden 6 months ago). Garden feels like a bog when we walk on it. I wouldn’t even be able to cut the grass until it has dried up a bit.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
This is a significant drainage problem and the only solution is to put in plastic land drains with stone around them, which are more efficient than French drains.

You need an outlet for land drains to a ditch or similar or you need to dig a soak-pit.

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