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I get a lot of water collecting in these areas when it rains heavily it collects in the patio area. Any ideas about filling those sections? As well as stopping rain coming down garden path towards patio


  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,284
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,254
    Water always flows downhill so I doubt you can stop it coming down your garden path. You might be able to open up the soil under the lawn to improve drainage. Use a garden fork pushed right in and wiggled about every six inches or so. You can also try top dressing with sand which will hopefully get brushed into the holes you make but if you are on clay soil this might not have much impact.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,380
    It'll also pour off those plastic covers/greenhouses. 
    Extra planting areas would also help.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 8,524
    Yu could also think about taking up a couple of the paving slabs and infilling with gravel (kept in place each side by narrow stone kerbstones). The rainwater would then fall into the gravel areas and be absorbed.
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