I have made a flower bed in an area that does not drain well when it rains. Can I dig a runoff trench for drainage?
Flower Bed Doesn’t Drain Well
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Yes, I would definitely recommend that you do something to encourage drainage to prevent waterlogging your plants. A berm is another idea for diverting water. Depending on its locale, you could also choose to implement a rain garden. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/yard-drainage-problems.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/creating-and-using-berms-in-the-landscape.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/building-a-berm-how-do-i-make-a-berm.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/rain-garden-design.htm