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    Garden drainage

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    What can I do to improve drainage in my garden to prevent flooding?

    Asked by Charles on 3rd Feb 2021
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    S.A.S property services ltd

    "Depending on which garden it is if it’s the back and it’s sloping towards the house you would need some
    Form of drainage such as aco drains which allows water to drain and go down the correct path"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Haigh Solutions

    "You could install a small soak away underground using small gravel this allows the water to soak away more easily and freely if this was not sufficient you could always install some drainage system"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    David Ellis

    "Dig a hole where problem is and fill with stone to help"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Oakley construction and surfacing LTD

    "Install a few channels of soakaways, simply dig a few trenches and install some shingle and recover with soil/turf"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Jmc-landscaping-and-property-maintenance

    "Dig tracks in garden put wavencoil in and tie into existing drainage"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Gwasanaeth Garddio Madog Garden Services

    "Cultivate a grassy swale

    If you have extra space in your garden, try growing a “grassy swale” (also referred to as a “contour bund”). Such lush sections should be grown on a gradual slope. This will ensure that excess water will be able to run off and drain away at that location, keeping your garden safe."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    J.rlandscapes

    "Dig at the bottom of the garden and put a soakaway in"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Rod’s Gardening Services

    "The answer depends upon which soil is most predominant in your garden.
    For example, adding organic compost, pine bark, composted leaves and gypsum to heavy clay can really improve drainage.
    For more severe flooding you make want to think about installing a soak away. Make sure that whoever is installing it knows how deep it should go and at what distance from your property it should be.
    A few firms sell soak away crates that are easy to put together and are very efficient."

    Answered on 7th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Jones & Co Rubber Roofing

    "You can create a small soak away using pea gravel that should help with preventing flooding"

    Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    We Mow For You Landscaping

    "Hi. I would make sure all garden drains a fully cleaned and remove and debris at first but also if it’s patio/block paving or concrete square can add eco drains and run the system to an area of the garden for the water to soak away."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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