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Old 04-28-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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Soil retention/drainage issue


The area in this pic is essentially a drainage alley. Water flows out of my gutter and drain and my neighbors driveway etc. into the area that you see which then flows into a drainage ditch behind the fence. The area near the foundation of the garage is eroding some and always pretty muddy. Is there any recommendation anyone has for retention of the soil or otherwise? I was thinking of planting some hostas or liriope or anything else that my do a good job there. Or would I be better off putting gravel or something in the area? It is obviously a shady and wet area. Thanks in advance for any help with this.
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...which then flows into a drainage ditch behind the fence.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.
I'd find a way to direct that water to the street.
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I'd find a way to direct that water to the street.
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I wish I could but it would be nearly impossible. Even if I could get mine to go that way, the neighbor's water from their driveway goes down that way as well and the street is probably 100 ft away in the other direction. In fact the whole neighborhood's water runs that way because of the layout of the land!
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