Water is essential for life on Earth, but too much water can cause many problems in our gardens. Not only does it spoil the appearance of our lovingly maintained outdoor living spaces, but excess water can also cause root rot and diseases among trees, plants and flowers.
Does your garden turn into a marshy wetland after heavy rain? If so, it may be a sign that your garden is in dire need of some kind of drainage system.
We can meet & discuss what a waterlogged garden looks like, how to find out if yours is retaining too much water, and what you can do about it.
Fixing a waterlogged garden is not impossible, nor should it break the bank. But it can do wonders for the appearance of your garden during periods of heavy or persistent rain. You just need to do a bit of careful planning, and the solution will depend on what is causing the flooding, and how severe a problem it is.
For only slight or occasional waterlogging, we can create ditches or installing pipe drainage. In these cases, we can help reduce excess water from affecting your garden by picking the right plants.
In fact, one of the easiest and cheapest garden drainage solutions is to plant vegetation that is compatible with your soil type. For instance, some Hydrangea species are great for regulating wet soils, while clay soil gardens will benefit from species like Geranium and Fuchsia.
Another solution is to install a rain barrel to collect water from any outbuildings. Your house already has a guttering system in place, but what about your shed or greenhouse? Installing guttering on outbuildings is relatively simple, and once the gutters are in place, redirect the downpipes to overflow barrels. This is an excellent way not only to reduce garden flooding, but it will also provide an extra water supply that you can use during the dryer months.
Psw Services can help you with all your garden drainage needs. If you live in the West cork area and you’re looking for some help and advice, feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange a consultation to discuss your needs.