Drainage problem

Asked April 19, 2016, 8:05 AM EDT

Hi I have a bit of a drainage problem in my garden. My Gardener is suggesting a full drain at a cost £1,700 using perforated plastic pipes. As a cheaper alternative, would putting Waterproof membrane under the garden on a small decline (5%), ensure the water drained to the bottom of the garden. Thanks Michael

Outside United States

1 Response

We're not sure what the source of the problem is (high water table, dense clay soil?), but we can't recommend the waterproof membrane which we imagine would create a bathtub by holding water.

It seems like the best solution would be to build raised beds, with or without rigid sides, that are comprised of well-draining soil.