If I do nothing about my waterlogged garden what will happen?

If you do not take steps to address a waterlogged garden, it is likely that the excess water will continue to accumulate, potentially causing damage to the plants and grass. Standing water can deprive plants of oxygen and cause their roots to rot, leading to death or damage. In addition, excess water can wash away soil, leading to erosion and undermining the stability of the plants.

If the waterlogging persists for an extended period of time, it may also lead to other problems, such as:

  1. Mosquito breeding: Standing water can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance and a health risk.

  2. Pest infestations: Waterlogged soil can create a hospitable environment for pests such as slugs and snails, which can damage plants.

  3. Soil compaction: Walking or driving on a waterlogged garden can compact the soil, making it more difficult for water to drain away and potentially causing further damage to the plants and grass.

To prevent these problems and protect your garden, it is important to take steps to address the waterlogging and improve the drainage of the soil. This could involve installing drainage channels, such as French drains or trenches, to collect and channel excess water away from the garden, and/or taking other measures to improve the soil and encourage water to drain away more easily.