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    Dry out your lawn with a drainage trench

    Published on 16 April 2019, Tuesday, 4:48 AM

    If you have problems keeping the lawn on your property dry, it might be time to consider digging a drainage trench.

    While this project may sound like a big one, it doesn't have to be. These days there's a plethora of earthmoving machinery available for hire to make even the hardest project goals a lot more achievable.

    Consistently damp lawns are due to rainwater that collects on the ground and has nowhere to run off. You can avoid this problem simply by building a trench to catch excess fluid at the lowest point on your property.

    One of the quickest and easiest ways to do this is by hiring a machine from the range of mini excavators available through Kennards Hire. Not only will this save you from having to buy your own machine, but it will avoid strain on your back by manual digging and allow you to dig the trench much more quickly.

    Once you've dug your trench, lay a perforated drain pipe in it and fill it with washed stones or gravel. This helps to build a more effective ground gutter as water flows through gravel more easily than it does through soil.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.