DO YOU HAVE WET DIRT AND/OR WATERLOGGED PLANTS?

Updated: Jan 13


HOW TO IMPROVE WATERLOGGED SOIL?

The best way to improve waterlogged soil is to remove the excess water in the soil. The easiest way to remove excess water from the soil is to create a proper drainage system. An easy drain system for your home would be a French drain. When the excess water drains out from the soil it will become better for overall growth for both plants and grass.


4 WAYS TO IMPROVE WATERLOGGED SOIL


1. BUILD A DRAIN

Build a drain to get rid of the current and future waterlogging. This process could take you a lot of time and effort, professional help could save you time. However, don’t be scared to do this yourself, it is certainly an easy DIY project. This can be a permanent solution to flooding.

Eliminating flooding will improve overall soil quality, making growth much more susceptible.


2. AERATION

By the means of aeration, you can also improve your waterlogged lawn. This process will not need any use of too much water. You will simply need a garden fork or shoes designed to help aeration. However, the depth of the tine you will need depends on the severity of the waterlogging. The more water, the deeper holes you will need to make.


3. DETHATCHING

When fixing waterlogged soil aeration is a great way to provide the soil with proper amounts of water and access to breath oxygen. However, waterlogged soil can cause issues with your lawn rather quickly. Dethatching is a great process that removes a layer of dead and potentially soggy grass that could be growing fungi, and causing other diseases in your lawn.


4. USE A WATERSHED OR COLLECTOR

Use a watershed or water collector to prevent flooding. Collecting water can not only prevent waterlogging, but the accumulated water can be saved and used later on to keep the soil moist, clean front yards, water the garden, and many more. The area kept dry by the watershed does not remain dry as the water is distributed evenly beneath the topsoil.