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Wet planter box against house

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How do I keep water from settling in a concrete planter bed against my house? I was told by a friend of mine I should dig down about 8 inches and fill it with gravel. It is a concrete foundation with no basement and I am in northern California.



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I fixed it, sorry

Couldn't figure out the attachment.
Thanks. Im thinking that with the gravel, water will pool below the surface level of the floor inside. Maybe no difference. If the drain rock would be ineffective, then I would probably just plant right in the dirt.
So my rock idea wont cut it, you think? From what I understand, a french drain would require digging up the patio to route the drain pipe, right? That is more work than I could do now...
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