Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:29
Right a little stuck on what to do......My front garden is heavy clay and floods at the slightest bit of rain. At the minute it is not planted up with anything but hopefully next year it will be. I have had "drainage specialists" around to look at the problem but they both told me there was no cheap fix and one even wanted to dig my drive up to make a soak away . so not very practical.
The main problems are the heavy clay and also the fact that my front garden is slightly lower than than the kerbside with no nearby drain to hook up a french drain system so any water just comes my way. My only idea was to raise up the borders by a foot with sleepers which i am in the process of doing. I have also dug down a little to remove some clay which i have used to fill an old pond in the back garden.
As it stands i am left with borders of around 1.5ft - 2ft deep in places to fill but i am unsure what to fill them with? Should i be putting a layer of pea gravel with topsoil on top or something different?
Any help greatly appreciated.