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declanfl
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: lawn aeration Reply with quote

can anyone tell me the best way to drain alawn, i have aerated it last autum, about 30% of the lawn stays wet after rain, can it be bad topsoil, any ideas. :
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem may be deeper than an aeration spike can reach declanfl.
You may have a compacted layer of subsoil beneath the soil, which is preventing drainage of water from the topsoil. If that is the case, you will have to dig trenches deeper than 3ft to break the layer and install drainage piping.

Two posts for further reading on the subject here......

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about782.html
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http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1239.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a drainage problem on a new lawn a few years back. It was like the diggers used to construct a hedge compacted the area at the base of the hedge, on the lawn. New grass failed to grow and weeds took over, it was like black and white separate areas, weeds and grass. I broke down a channel about 4 foot right along the base of the hedge. about 30 foot long and filled it with draininge pebbels then back filled. no problems ever since.
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