Gary Williams

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Large dip in garden

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:52

Thanks for the replies.

The area has been bone dry for the last few weeks. I really want too raise the level and reseed as a lawn. I was just worried that if I just put topsoil down it wil turn into a swamp.

We are having the front garden dug up and gravel put down so I was hoping to use this earth to fill this sunken area. then top it of with 10/20 ton of good quality topsoil.

Mind you the water has some uses:

Large dip in garden

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 20:05


 I am looking for any advice on filling in a large sunken area of my garden.

Whenever there is a lot of rain the area fills with water, at the worst it was upto 2.5 ft deep.

The soil is very heavy with lots of clay. The area is dry at the moment so must be draining of somewhere.

I was hoping that I could just fill the area with top soil but I've been told it needs a land drain. only problem with the drain idea is there are no drains close by.

We have two small children so would love to get rid of the water.

Any advice gratefully received.

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