Posted: 09/02/2016 at 20:59
Dealing with bad drainage on clay is never easy. This year has been very wet as we all know. I'm considering telling those customers I have with similar problems that lawns may not be the future of British gardens. Either that or raising the level of their lawns and providing a sub strata which would allow better drainage. Adding gravel, and yes its washed most of it, you can specify which type before buying it, is a partial solution but adding strawy manure in addition is better again, but all this needs to be done in early autumn for best results in my experience. To be honest some of these lawn companies provide quick, but often not long term solutions to these problems. They really aren't some of my favourite people. I know most people want a lawn, but maybe we should consider different solutions. One thing though, grass is the most plentiful plant on the planet and one of the toughest can plant breeders help us? Maybe we should be asking them.