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Drainage help for my garden please (pictures)

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  • Farway
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    wort said:
    I would look into getting proper drainage pipework put in, before relaying the lawn etc. 
    I think OP's problem would then be where to drain it to, clay soil & surrounded by houses with gardens higher than his?

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  • wort
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    Sorry, I was thinking like they do in new housing estates and running them into the drains. I could be totally wrong tho!!😕
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    Focus on contribution instead of the impressiveness of consumption to see the true beauty in people.
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    wort said:
    Sorry, I was thinking like they do in new housing estates and running them into the drains. I could be totally wrong tho!!😕
    Years ago, the remedy was to direct 'inconvenient' water like this into the sewerage drains, but nowadays builders must find other solutions, including building temporary ponds into the landscaping if no other solution exists. Overloading the sewers isn't environmentally sound and contributes to flooding.
    In a situation like this, a bog or rain garden is one solution, for those 'into' gardening, but here that might not be a desired feature. Unless the front garden is below the rear one and has somewhere to take a drainage pipe, it won't help and could create  a 'nuisance' if water from it ran into the road, or similar.

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    wouldn't a French drain system going into a soakaway do the job? Expensive and lots of work with nothing to show above ground level. 
  • missile
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    Water drains to lowest point and neighbours' gardens are draining into yours.
    Many years ago, I did install a field drain connected to the downpipe from the roof, which solved a similar problem for me. I believe this is no longer legal.
    In your small garden a soakaway would simply fill up. 
    You could plant some conifers which would soak up water. However, that would take up most of your small garden.
    Only viable option would seem to be, raising the level of your garden. 
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