I am in the process of purchasing a house with a fairly decent sized garden (for us anyway) cica 25L/mtrs long by 8 L/mtrs in width. I am told by other people that we know in the road and by our new neighbours that that during the winter months, gardens in the road can become waterlogged. I can only assume without currently living there that there is a particularly high water table, or some thick clay soil which is difficult to drain. Could anybody provide any advice on how to tackle this? I understand there are difference options in terms of drainage solutions but picking the right one seems to be a minefield. I know this is vague but any help would be great! Thanks!
What I did to get my garden able to be flooded, and plants not even get into the water line was:
- dig trenches about a foot down next to the raised plants in the garden
- fill with wood chips, and organic matter
- let excess water run off the garden elsewhere
Your trenches will hold the water your garden needs, and let all of the excess run off.