Restrict water run-off on to your sports pitch

Prevention of water-logged pitches

After the recent persistent rains it should be apparent if water run-off from higher ground is entering the pitch.  Wherever possible run-off water should be diverted away to a safe location.  This could be an adjacent wood, a wetland , stream or natural water course.  Much will depend on the magnitude of water flow expected.

The most cost-effective means is a small ditch or shallow swale.  Installing a french drain has limited benefit.  The surface aggregate soon silts up and water run-off flows over the drain to lower ground.

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