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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 82 reviews
Jacqui Nyland
Jacqui Nyland
3 February 2024
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
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
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
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
Jeannette Thomas
Jeannette Thomas
21 November 2023
I had a great experience with Acorn Landscape Gardening. Graham, Chris and Terry were all extremely professional and respectful throughout the instalment process. They answered all of my concerns and got the job done fast. I am very happy with the results, thank you for doing such a great job.
Lorraine Bracken
Lorraine Bracken
16 November 2023
Recent garden transformation by Acorn. Really pleased. Everything from planning to completion ran like clockwork. Crew friendly, polite, hard working, nothing too much trouble. Left the place clean and tidy. Would recommend. Prices. Good as well.
Tom Pettit
Tom Pettit
10 November 2023
Just had 2 patio areas completed by this amazing team of guys. Turned up as expected and worked professionally and dilligently each day, even in pretty adverse weather. A pleasure to deal with right from the quotation stage and the attention to detail by Ian, Zak and Graham throughout the project was second to none. We will definately use this company again for any future garden work, and can highly reccomend them
joe crocock
joe crocock
9 November 2023
I found Acorn Landscapes team very quick in responding and providing a very professional service provided. The quality of work was great and staff are friendly and respectful. I definitely would recommend.
N Campbell
N Campbell
12 October 2023
Highly recommend. From initial enquiry, they were prompt and helpful in their responses. A very thorough site visit was undertaken prior to works commencing. The lads who came to do the work were friendly, polite and hard workers. Wouldn't hesitate to use again.
Craig Massey
Craig Massey
11 October 2023
I would highly recommend the team from Acorn Landscapes when considering revamping your garden, they provided advice and support including CAD drawings to help with the design of our garden. Graham and Zack were professional and friendly and had an excellent attention to detail. Some before and after photos.

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