Problems with boggy garden

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Rosaleen West asked 14 years ago

We are in the process of buying a house, that luckily comes with 1.5 acres of garden. The only problem is I have been told by a local that the area is quite boggy(foundations for house had to be pile driven). Apparently the current owner has been stuck with his ride-on mower while mowing the lawn.Is there something we could do to make the garden usable? We have two kids, so play area essential, for football, swings etc, as well as structured garden areas for ourselves. And we are considering a vegetable garden. Being able to use the garden is a big part of buying this house – if making the garden usable most of the year around requires a lot of expense means its out of the question.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
A wet garden is of limited value. If drainage to am outfall is not possible, the plants that can be grown are limited to wet ground plants and the garden is less useful and more effort. Even if drainage is possible, damp ground is always a bit of a struggle.

Look over the hedge and see how the neighbouring ground is and see if there are rushes in the area and in the garden and existing lawn. If you are interested in gardening, then having well-drained ground makes a big difference.