Wet area

Teresa Cullinane asked 14 years ago

New garden, have done some drainage work, grass seed planted in October, one area still very wet. Would it help to dry it up when we plant hedging – we are considering cornus (mix of red and yellow stemmed). What other plants or trees would you recommend to dry the place up a bit. I presume when the grass gets a bit more established that will also help. Don’t fancy getting diggers etc to do more drainage. Thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Shrubs and trees will not solve a drainage problem, they help but they are not a complete answer,

The probelm may lessen after a few years as the soil settles and drains better, thanks to grass roots, but it my be necessary to make drains, if this remains wet. It may be a compaction problem that can be slow to resolve itself.

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