Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Flooding (Part 2)

           Many of you have those bog areas in their lawns or landscape; those duck magnets, those engineering bastions of muddy fun for young boys, those lawnmower swallowing soggy spots of treachery.

            For those of you with puddles in your yard, now might be a good time to “flag” those low areas that retain water. No need to wait until you’re fishing your mower out of the marsh; look now to see where the low spots, that tend to puddle are, and keep watching them until they disappear, flagging the spot where the last of it was. Once flagged you can install drain tile to carry the excess away when the ground is firmer and digable.

            You will need to pipe this water to a lower spot on your property; this will only work if you can activate this law of physics. Most of the newer subdivisions have drainage right-of-ways in the back of the property

            There are a number of lawn drains out there if you wish the water to exit quickly. Or you can run perforated tile under the soggy spots and let the water perk away into this tile. Keep in mind that all tile must gradually run down- hill from these low spots. A transit works great for this, but a 4 foot level will accomplish the task just as well.

            For further help in this area go to and chick on the You Tube Enhanced Garden Article tab; the “Tiling” article will give you more info.

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