I moved into this cute little farm house a few months ago, and held off planting any bulbs for the spring to see how badly it flooded during the winter. It's it bad so far, but it's flooded. Any recommendations?
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I would suggest hiring a professional to look at it and level off the earth - or move. How did you get to the street, wear hip boots? If the second white building is your garage it must be a pain getting to your car every day.
There's a back path behind the tree that's raised. The last three feet of it or so is under-water by a couple inches. The truck is actually behind the bushes on the left.
Thanks! The problem is that I'm renting, and I don't know how much redirection I can do, especially since I am surrounded by potato and cow fields, so I don't know where to direct too
Redirect elsewhere in your yard, away from where you plan on gardening.
I have 5 foot ditches on either side of me, that are too flooded, and in fact spilling into my yard :( The road leading to my house is raised higher than my yard as well :/
Where do the ditches come from, the road?
They separate the road and yard, but yeah, essentially. I live in a valley as well, which doesn't help. It's a beautiful valley, but known for flooding
Hmm...this may take a while but you may try inserting a low wall for yourself to step over. It could be made of a thin aluminum or even a recycled plastic for low cost. Leave hole at the bottom for drain hole to avoid garden flood. Insert 1" in dirt.