Drainage for boggy gardens

Boggy gardens have some patches of spongy, wet ground and can have the odd puddle after moderate rain. If your garden drainage is worse than this then you should check out or waterlogging and flooding solutions.

For boggy gardens its very likely that there is a quick and easy solution. Drainage issues which are limited to small areas can usually be fixed by increasing drainage speed in just a couple of areas.

Our simple drainage packages below are specifically designed for boggy gardens.

Levels of service

All packages include materials, labour and clean up. Larger gardens will require more capacity.


For mild drainage issues limited to a few places
£ 499 From
  • 400L of underground storage
  • 2 year guarantee


For multiple patches of boggy ground
£ 699 From
  • 600L of underground storage
  • 2 year guarantee


Completely renew multiple patches of boggy ground
£ 1575 From
  • 800L of underground storage
  • Increased drainage speed
  • 5 year guarantee

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Causes of boggy gardens

Water needs to travel through soil for it to drain. Heavy clay and highly compacted soil allow water through them very slowly so even moderate rain can cause a build up which takes days or weeks to drain.

Excess rain water will naturally travel to the lowest point it can reach. This can mean that one small patch of ground is attempting to drain water from a large area. Even if the ground has a good capacity for water to travel through it, the sheer amount of additional water can mean it fills up faster than it can drain away. 


Water tables will fluctuate in different seasons. If you are close to the local water table it could mean that the ground in your area is saturated and can’t take on any more water until the water table reduces. 

Ground storage solutions will do very little to help in this situation but there are still soltuions which can help.

Man made surfaces such as paving, concrete and artificial grass tend to be poor at holding water compared to grass, planting beds and other natural surfaces. 

Current landscaping trends show that many natural surfaces are being replaced with man made ones. Overall this can mean that less water is held in the ground where it falls and instead can run off into other areas. This can be a particularly bad issue for for gardens with a local lowpoint. 

Local housing and infrastructure development tends to reduce retention of rain water in a local area. Developers do make efforts to ensure the local area doesn’t suffer but the news frequently shows us that it doesn’t always work with flooding increasing in some areas of development.