Our garden always floods in the heavy rain. It appears to sit lower than the neighbours slightly so probably part of the problem. What can we do if anything? The house is only rented so we don't want to spend alot
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With the neighbours garden being higher than yours are you suspecting that the water is draining in to yours from higher up? This maybe the case or your ground is compacted, so the water falling as rain in your garden cannot drain away quickly. Depending on the situation there could be a high water table problem which rises after rain then lowers later on.
You could dig a couple of inspection holes one near the neighbours and one further into your garden to compare how they drain plus see what the soil is like. If the problem is from the higher ground then you could dig a 'French drain' along the property boundary. This is a trench spade width, by18" deep. Line with membrane fill gravel, fold membrane over top and replace soil and turf. More intricate would flow into a soakaway, but this can get expensive and the property is rented.
If the soil is compacted one step could be to get a garden fork and just spike the area (if practical) this will just break up the top few inches.
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Hi there, you probably need to do a drainage for the water. the best would be taking all the turf up, look at the ground. if its Clay like ground you will need to take most of it out about 200 mm and dig 500mm deep holes scattered around, fill them with gravel, then 50mm of land fill sand and then gravel again, a bit of stone then 60mm of top soil then turf it that's the best way.
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