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Help needed with first garden for total newbie! (Moved to problem solving, wrong section, sorry xD)

stuart.orwinstuart.orwin Posts: 3
edited April 2020 in The potting shed
Sorry I posted in the wrong section, my bad! Moved to 'Problem solving'


  • I have a problem with my garden when it rains the water runs down towards the patio and collects until it reseeds and the middle of the lawn collects water so the lawn gets waterlogged . I was thinking to raise level of lawn with gravel and top soil as well as putting a couple of trenches and let the water run to side alley at the side of the house which is a garden path which no one  uses? Apart from me when I am cutting the grass there
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,991
    You'd be better starting a thread with an appropriate title to get suitable advice @byronstewart14  :)
    However, yes, it may help to raise the level and improve drainage. French drains may be needed too, depending on how severe the problem is. 
    Photos will help too as it's difficult to visualise the site.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster In the Cambs FensPosts: 527
    Can you not work with nature instead of battling with it? How about a wildlife pond with a marshy area surrounding it? Maybe planting a small shrubbery of 'wet-area-loving' shrubs? 
    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
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