How To Stop Your Garden From Flooding

With climate change expected to bring with it warmer, wetter winters for us here in the UK, now seems like the perfect time to think about how you can best go about flood-proofing your garden.

You don’t want all the hard work you do throughout the rest of the year to be washed away and this can easily happen if you don’t put preventative measures in place… but the good news is that there’s a lot you can do to help fortify your garden and protect your plants and shrubs.

Firstly, think about how you can go about reducing water logging risks. Your house will have its own guttering system to help direct water flow away from the property during periods of heavy rainfall, but your sheds and greenhouses can make water logging worse if you don’t have something similar in place. 

You can then harvest your rainwater to be used during dryer spells, helping to reduce your impact on the planet and be greener as a gardener.

If it’s your lawn you’re worried about the most, you can help prevent it from turning into a muddy swamp by practising good lawn care throughout the year, including aeration. This will help create enough space in the soil under the lawn itself to soak up as much water as possible when there’s a lot of rain.

And if you have any patio areas outside that you find often fill up with pesky puddles, you can sort this out by installing drainage channels that discharge into a soakaway or storm drain, or you could consider permeable paving to help reduce the chances of standing water.

If you’d like any further help or advice relating to the patios for your Chester home, or any other issues where your landscaping is concerned, get in touch with the LW Landscapes team today.