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Thanks for the rain, now please stop!

Posted by lilyfinch (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 31, 09 at 9:42

I have been working so hard in my garden, added running beds along the chainlink fence, added 4 beautiful hydrangeas, 2 roses, and a million others, only to have all the rain just sit and create a bog garden! I have clayish soil, so it isnt draining properly. I had no idea i had drainage issues as it hasnt rained this hard in forever! Now do i dig everything up and raise the soil level? Oy.
Anyone else have this problem? Im sure i shouldve known the water sits where it is , but i never planned on adding beds where i did.
Help! :)

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RE: Thanks for the rain, now please stop!

I am sure you know about adding organic matter to the clay soil to help with drainage and water retention. A quick fix might be to create raised beds, that way drainage will be less of a problem.

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