Drainage is simply the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub surface water from a particular area. Many types of soils require enhanced drainage to allow crops or plants to grow properly or to manage water supplies.
On a domestic front, we often require proper drainage as the garden may slope toward the house and result in damp getting into the brickwork. More often though, people have a particular area of their garden that will not drain and becomes waterlogged. If you do not want to make use of such an area and convert it into a bog garden to attract local amphibious fauna, you will need to have the area drained by a professional company like Premier Drainage Services Limited.
In very moist climates, soils may be adequate for growing vegetables and other crops but they may become waterlogged for brief periods at certain times of the year. This may be owing to melting snow or from heavy rainfall. Soils that are made up from predominantly clay will only allow water to pass very slowly downward and this means that plant roots tend to suffocate because the excessive water around the roots will eliminate air movement through the soil.
Soils that are otherwise excellent may be waterlogged for a week of the year, which is sufficient to kill certain plants unless proper drainage is established. So whether your garden suffers from just a boggy spot or from severe flooding, you will need to consider properly installed drainage measures. Not only will correct drainage enhance your enjoyment of the garden, it could save you thousands of pounds in repair and maintenance costs to your property as a result of excess water.
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