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Ways you can introduce natural drainage into your garden Posted On 15 August 2022

Make sure your garden is prepared for when the rainy weather returns


summer is well and truly here - and we all are hoping it will last.

Beautiful summery days are the best, with the baking sun beating down, daylight lasting longer than ever and people out and about enjoying the great outdoors.

However, all good things must come to an end.

While in the United Kingdom, they teach us to make the most of the glorious sunshine while it is out. It does not last forever and soon rainy skies and cold days will return.

When the rain falls that little bit too much, this can mean flooding.

Flooding in your own garden can be bad news for the integrity of the ground and the health of some plants.

While a small amount of gathered water will naturally drain away, when on soil, persistent issues with flooding can damage plants in the long term.

So, making sure your garden is equipped with enough natural drainage is crucial to ensure you are ready for the rain.


Plants are the best


A very effective and easy way to introduce natural drainage to your outdoor space is to introduce more plants.

Plants, as we all know, drink water and by having plenty planted around your garden, they will consume the rain as it sits on the soil.

Of course, this method also comes with the added benefit of adding a bit more natural beauty to your garden.


Allow your lawn to breathe

Letting your lawn breathe is a good way to improve drainage and can be done by using a process called aerating.

This is very common and well-known among gardeners and is the process of spiking or pricking the lawn.

Using a fork to press multiple holes, at a short distance between one-another, across your whole lawn, will increase the surface area and allow water to drop into these pockets and naturally soak into the land, rather than pooling on the surface.

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