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How do I go about draining this?


As I have stated in another thread, I've just moved in and I intend on doing a lot of work in a few months.


Unfortunately, I have an issue with water not draining in the area that you can see here.

How would I go about sorting out the drainage so that I can seed a new lawn?






  • Thank you very much. I will do that this weekend image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    It may be that the soil there is very compacted and if you gave it a good digging the problem would go away. I see areas like that in fields around here, those that haven't been turned since harvest. The soil isn't that heavy and ploughed fields are OK

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I would fork over the whole area or if I had money rotavate it deeply. My guess would also be that it is just compacted.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,217

    Hello , I think Edds idea is best , just to see what the ground is like ?

    Lots of options , land drain - trench with clay pipes 

    I had a problem with drainage at one house once and solved problem by digging a big whole and filled it with broken bricks etc and covered again 

    best of luck image

  • Thanks guys!
    I'm looking forward to getting a start on it image

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    There are website that tell you what soil you have, so no need to do a test pit as someone has already done that in your area...I would just decompact it by forking over and adding bark and compost.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,217

    Edd is right , people do strange things

    on our allottment site there is just one small area of clay , on mine , found out that one pervious holder imported clay for some strange reason !image

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