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tammysullivan 03-29-2012 09:03 AM

standing water in garden
 
I was wondering how to remove standing water from my garden area. everytime it rains it fills up with water.

joecaption 03-29-2012 10:44 AM

In most cases it's best to just raise the grade by adding some fill, instead of trying to figure out how to add drainage.

user1007 03-29-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 887874)
In most cases it's best to just raise the grade by adding some fill, instead of trying to figure out how to add drainage.

Jeeze Louise Joe. This has to be your worst comment yet!:huh::huh::huh:

The last thing you want to do is start shoveling dirt or other fill at a grading or drainage problem you have not figured out or resolved. You will most likely not resolve the issue and more than likely you will, even if slightly successful, move the water somewhere else where you are even more unlikely to be able to deal with. And you will have a giant mountain or hill where water used to pool. :furious::furious::furious:

The op should get a landscape contractor, grading contractor, or even a civil engineer out to figure out what is going on with the lay of the land and why water is pooling. Especially so if this is a problem not unique to his property.

Bondo 03-29-2012 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tammysullivan (Post 887815)
I was wondering how to remove standing water from my garden area. everytime it rains it fills up with water.

Ayuh,.... Water flows Downhill....

Lower the grade in the direction you want the water to flow,...
You have a dam somewhere now, that's why ya get the lake...


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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 888005)
Jeeze Louise Joe. This has to be your worst comment yet!:huh::huh::huh:

The last thing you want to do is start shoveling dirt or other fill at a grading or drainage problem you have not figured out or resolved. You will most likely not resolve the issue and more than likely you will, even if slightly successful, move the water somewhere else where you are even more unlikely to be able to deal with. And you will have a giant mountain or hill where water used to pool. :furious::furious::furious:

The op should get a landscape contractor, grading contractor, or even a civil engineer out to figure out what is going on with the lay of the land and why water is pooling. Especially so if this is a problem not unique to his property.

Ayuh,.... Donno what yer Smokin', but I want some....

A Contractor,..?? An Engineer,..??

It's a Garden for christ's sake......


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