Garden floods and drainage


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Old 05-04-15, 01:48 PM
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Question Garden floods and drainage

My property sits on the downhill of the block. My garden is in the corner of the lot and when it rains water from the lots next to me flows into the garden and eventually floods it or makes is so wet I can't work in it. I was wondering about installing a drain around the perimeter of the garden to avert some of the water. I was thinking about a 4" perforated corrugated drain pipe. I need about 100' to do the "top" and both sides. Coming from my house is a 4" tile that connects the downspouts and leads to a pop up emitter. My idea is to splice into the 4" pipe and connect the corrugated pipe. Is this a good idea or not? Do I use the pipe with a sock or just go with the pipe without the sock? How deep do I dig the trench?
 
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Old 05-04-15, 02:02 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm thinking just digging a ditch would be the way to go but we can't see what you see, posting a pic or two might garner better advice - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 05-04-15, 04:00 PM
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I would grade to get the surface water away. Then your idea of a French drain on the uphill side would work to intercept water percolating through the ground. I have several hundred feet on the uphill side of my septic leach field and it does work.

One suggestion I would make is to use smooth walled, rigid PVC pipe. It's less likely to clog and is easier to clean than the corrugated black pipe.
 
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Old 05-05-15, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I guess my question is: Use the French drain pipe at the top of the hill and connect the sides with what we call sewer pipe 4" white pvc and connect it to my drain pipe coming from the downspouts?
 
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It depends on the amount of water you might get.
 
 

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