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Drying out swampy land in spring

My new house has a SW facing back garden in the area of Niagara Falls & Lake Ontario. Canada. My problem is I have a public walkway behind my garden that is 4 feet higher than my garden. I know I have to build it uo, but how do I di it effectively. Right now its just grass, but when the snow melts for about 4 feet into the garden it is a muddy swamp. Please help on suggestions what is the best solution. Thankyou
Submitted by jvdoan

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. It sounds to me like your best option is to put in a rain garden. Click the link to learn more! A rain garden is a great way to catch extra moisture and divert it into one spot where you can grow a beautiful garden.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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