French drain and soakaway crate garden drainage system

Expert Garden Drainage Services in Preston

French drains, soak aways crates, pumps and more

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About our Preston Garden drainage service

Welcome to Acorn Landscape Gardening, where we offer a comprehensive garden drainage service in Preston, Leyland, Chorley and surrounding areas. We specialise in installing garden drainage which fixes your problems for good.

Whether you have a wet lawn, run-off from a neighbouring property or flooding issues, we are here to help. We offer a wide range of garden drainage solutions which can resolve most issues quickly and efficiently.

As the top rated garden drainage contractors in the area, you can be sure about getting results, fast.

Our process

We start with a fast online estimate based on the information you provide, satalite images of the area and our expertise.

This gives you a clear idea of the type of garden drainage plan you will need.

You will then be visited by one of our experienced project managers to measure the area, assess the situation and make any recommendations.

Then you receive a visual plan with an itemised quote. If you are happy with that, we get you booked in for our next available start date.

Types of drainage we install

French drains

Ideal for redirecting subsurface water, our French drains use perforated pipes and gravel to prevent waterlogging, enhancing your garden’s health and structure. French drains collect water from the surrounding area and divert it to a convenient location. They are a versatile solution which can daramitically improve drainage in most gardens.

Soak away crates

Our soak away crates offer an efficient underground solution for managing excess water, ensuring it’s absorbed into the ground, perfect for areas prone to saturation. Soal away crates are ideal for less severe drainage issues and in areas where French drains are not workable.

Pumped drainage

For gardens where gravity drainage is insufficient, our pumped drainage systems actively move water away from problem areas, ensuring effective water management in all conditions.

Channel drains

Designed for surface water collection, our channel drains are perfect for patios, driveways, and garden paths, providing a discreet and efficient water evacuation route.

Types of drainage

Square hole in garden filled with drainage cubes
Garden drainage with gravel laid over a French drain
French drains are laid under porous surfaces to collect and redirect water
Stell channel drain to catch run off water from a patio

Frequently Asked Questions

My patio floods, what type of drainage do i need?

The most common solution to a flooding patio is to install a channel drain along the threshold of the door or the outer edge of the patio. The channel drain will catch and divert water into the nearest surface water drain.

What type of drainage is best for a wet lawn?

In most cases the best type of drainage for a wet lawn is a French drains system. Lawns usually stay wet because there is nowhere for the water to go. French drains allow the water to drain from the lawn faster which means it will dry out quicker after it rains.

Will the installation process damage my garden?

Our team are vary careful and keep damage to a minimum however, digging up parts of the garden and removing waste will always result in some temportary damage to grass or planting beds if they are in the area. This usually heals over a couple of weeks and with the additonal drainage, the garden will be looking better than ever in no time.

Will artificial grass fix my drainage issues?

Artificial grass can mitigate mild surface drainage issues by allowing water to seep through its permeable backing. However, for more significant drainage problems, additional measures are often necessary. While artificial grass reduces surface pooling, comprehensive solutions, like French drains, are required to effectively manage water runoff and prevent waterlogging. Artificial grass can be a component of a drainage solution, but it is not a complete fix.

I have clay soil, what type of drainage is best?

This will depend on how clay the soil is and how bad the drainage issue is. In most cases, French drains can be all thats needed however in some cases you will need to replace the top layer of soil with loam soil. This is because clay lets water through very slowly so even with drainage, the water may not be able soak through the clay soil to get into the drains.

What our clients say

Based on 88 reviews
Simon Molyneux
Simon Molyneux
2 July 2024
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The Acorn team were absolutely fantastic, from design to the work being done, everyone we spoke to was extremely helpful. The lads on site were very friendly, worked fast, and left everything clean and tidy. Our garden transformation is fantastic and we can’t recommend them highly enough.
26 June 2024
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I only leave reviews for things I really like, and I’m so impressed with the team at Acorn Landscape Gardening from initial enquiry through to complete garden transformation. David did a great design based on a few photos I sent him. He was great about the couple of changes I wanted to make and provided a new CAD drawing so I could get an idea of the finished effect. Ian conducted a thorough site visit, taking more photos and measurements. Already I had a sense of the kind of company they are. The crew doing the work (Zac, Terry and Warren) were fantastic -really polite and friendly and they worked hard in the blazing sun. They transformed my tired looking, overgrown garden into a beautiful space that we can enjoy for years to come. They also do a great job clearing down, so my drive looked better when they left than when they arrived. Apart from the evidence in the back garden, you would never know they had been there. Now to the garden centres to choose some nice plants 😊 Thanks Acorn team – highly recommended.
Andrew Lumb
Andrew Lumb
15 June 2024
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Recently had French drains installed in our back garden with link to surface water drain. Acorn team excellent taking care bringing their mini digger into the back. Great job & left it neat & tidy afterwards. Great bunch of guys doing the work.
Joanne Lawrenson
Joanne Lawrenson
14 May 2024
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The whole process was fantastic from start to finish. David, Terry and the team were amazing! great design, clear communication, really high quality job and a great bunch of guys. Would absolutely recommend Acorn Landscape Gardening
Hannah Unsworth
Hannah Unsworth
2 May 2024
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We have just completed our garden transformation and could not be happier with the results! The service from Acorn was incredible from beginning to end. The design process was really collaborative and Gaynor really helped bring our vision to life while navigating some complex requirements. Ian and the team worked through all weather conditions to create a high quality family garden for us. They came up with solutions to problems and suggested ideas that we hadn’t considered. We are very grateful and would highly recommend their services. Thanks, Hannah and Mark.
Mark Waltho
Mark Waltho
25 April 2024
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Very happy with the work, and great communications from start to finish. Highly recommend.
Jacqui Nyland
Jacqui Nyland
3 February 2024
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Acorn have recently redesigned our rear garden installing a new patio and also re turfing. In addition, they removed a concrete wall along the side of the house which has made such a difference to the look and feel of the area. We are so happy with the results and can’t praise Acorn Landscaping enough. Ian and the team worked so hard in all weathers and did an amazing job! We really love our new garden. Many thanks to all at Acorn Landscaping.
Janet Fishwick
Janet Fishwick
2 January 2024
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Our lawn was transformed from an area of grass, paving slabs and an invasion of Mares Tail weeds, into a glorious array of coloured Indian Stone paving slabs. Absolutely stunning. Grateful thanks to Ian and his team of professional dedicated workers. Highly recommended. Mrs. Jp. Fishwick and family.
Steven Balding
Steven Balding
27 December 2023
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Excellent customer service and work carried out. Ian and the team where informative, efficient and went into great details about the work they were carrying out. Very highly recommended and competitive pricing.
Chrissy Howie
Chrissy Howie
5 December 2023
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Acorn landscape just finished laying our patio exactly the way we wanted it. Small changes were made during the process with no problems. Fantastic work and super friendly. Thank you again for all your hard work

Garden drainage Service areas

  • Hoghton
  • Howick Cross
  • Hutton
  • Lea
  • Leyland
  • Longton
  • Lostock Hall
  • Much Hoole
  • Ashton
  • Bamber Bridge
  • Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley
  • Euxton
  • Fulwood
  • Grimsargh
  • Higher Walton
  • New Longton
  • Penwortham
  • Preston
  • Ribbleton
  • Riley Green
  • Samlesbury 
  • Walton-le-Dale