Too much water on hillside garden?

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by knightsilver, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. How do I prove or rule out to much water on a hillside garden. 

    Also, are french drains a good idea?
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dig a hole and see if it fills up.... Raised beds will reduce the effect of too much water.... or a French drain if you have somewhere to move it to..... or an open trench to move the water...
     
  3. Would you put the French or trench on the upslope(higher ground) or down slope(lower ground)? If need be.
     
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I believe you generally put the drain on the downslope side.

    We had one put in the entire length of one side of our property, it was always soggy - now it stays firm and the drain works great.
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The French drain goes on the uphill side of the water problem area, and the French Drain, drain line, carries the water where ever you want it to go.....
     
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    .... listen to Dave for he is wise! ... and lives in Washington where a fish can survive on land for 6 months out of the year because it rains so damn much! lol
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Yup---Dave would be my goto guy on this too!!!

    He has a green thumb too!!

    They might not get as much rain as we do, but they get more rainy days.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013

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