Your downpipes are bursting to the seams and your water butt has gone into overflow; the rainfall over the last few days has caused serious problems for many people. OK, so we’re not talking about complete flooding here, like many homes have fallen victim to throughout the UK, but waterlogged gardens are still are problem.
Most gardens are suffering with seriously waterlogged lawns and borders with winter hanging baskets looking particularly bad… So what to do?
Adam Pasco of Gardeners’ World has experienced a waterlogged lawn like the rest of us and offers some sensible advice.
Firstly you need to keep off all lawns and borders and be patient until the water subsides. Then, once the ground condition starts to improve, you can take some positive action:
Improve the drainage in problem areas
Lift the levels of your plants with raised beds
Fork through bulky, heavy clumps of soil
Mix heavy soil with grit to boost drainage
Empty out containers that are water logged
There are plenty of other good tips for the garden and vegetable patch including spreading organic composted waste, using timber edging to hold back encroaching soil and… To read more click here