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By Danxch

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

I am wondering what would be the best way to counteract having a wet (squelchy) lawn in the winter. I wonder if I should cut the grass now or leave a little longer for the winter. Perhaps I should 'fork' it all over? Is there anything I could add on top? All replies very gratefully received although expensive solutions won't be any good, lol.



Small drainage ditch along one side (the lower side, if it has one). It's amazing just how much a simple solution like that can help. I don't know if that's an option for you, but I've made it work on lawns which were soggy like yours. Minimal gradient, ditch dug out to about 30cm, by 15-20cm wide, filled with 20mm shingle, and water finds its way to the ditch and away (there must be a way out, or you'll have a small canal!). Leaving the grass just a little longer will help. Phil

30 Oct, 2010


Thank you, that is a neat solution. I like it. The low side is unfortunately out ... but it is fairly level, and I could dig a bit deeper on the other side? I do think my boys may like putting the stones on the grass for me to mow up, though.

31 Oct, 2010

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