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Drainage on garden beds

Hello, Im looking for aome advice on having drainage for garden beds. I have a hilly slope area in my gadren and looking to convertbit into a veggie patch. Im planning to put sleepers to make a step garden beds right on the soil. I was wondering if I need to put drainage even if I keep the garden beds on the soil without seperating it from dirt on land.

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Re: Drainage on garden beds

Hi @jacobisaac,

 

If I understand correctly you wish to construct a series of retaining walls and create garden beds behind them. If that is correct then I trust you'll find this step-by-step tutorial helpful: How to build a retaining wall by @Adam_W.

 

You'll note that in the tutorial Adam installs drainage to reduce the hydrostatic pressure behind the wall. The worst-case scenario would be the wall failing due to the retained water behind it having nowhere to escape.

 

Please let me know if you require further information or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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