How to fix waterlogged soil in your garden and prevent it from happening again

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Waterlogged soil can be a huge issue for UK gardens, particularly in areas prone to wet weather. High levels of rainfall can cause waterlogged soil, particularly if your garden and lawn has poor drainage. 

It is possible to fix this problem when it occurs as well as taking steps to prevent it from happening in the first place. In this way you can prevent pools of water from spoiling the look of not just your lawn ideas but your garden in general.

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Tom Clifford

Tom has been in the garden landscaping business for over 13 years making him an expert in garden design, lawn care and maintenance. He is the director of Gardenstone Limited a garden landscaping materials company.

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Chris McIlroy

Chris is the technical product lead and in-house lawn seed expert for The Grass People. His advice is focused on sowing, mowing, and maintaining a perfect lawn, and how to overcome any lawn issues homeowners face.

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Guy Jenkins

Guy is the Consumer Manager for Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest provider of lawn seed, and is an expert in the field of lawn seed and lawn care.

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Craig Morley

Craig Morley is the Head Of Sales and Operations at Budget Seeds, with a number of years of experience in the gardening and agriculture industry. Working alongside hundreds of different plant varieties every day.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.