It doesn’t rain it pours…
Water is essential in a garden but too much and your plants won’t grow and the lawn will become a soggy sponge!
Land drains are a permanent solution to the problem.
How’s it done?
The process is quite simple really but it does involve quite a lot of digging!
Trenches are dug to around 900mm, lined with a geotextile membrane which acts as a filter medium.
The trench is lined with a bedding gravel and a perforated pipe installed upon this.
The pipe is covered with cover gravel and the membrane folded over the top of the cover material before the back-fill of around 200mm topsoil.
The area is then landscaped as necessary.
It is worth noting that a suitable outfall must be found for the water, it is not possible to drain a garden unless this can be found.
In some instances a soak-away can be installed.