We advise all gardeners to guarantee good drainage, because all it takes is excess use of sprinklers, or one very wet week in a poorly drained garden to wreak havoc. Drainage is not a fun topic, it's just an essential aspect of successful growing.
Raised beds or plants above ground level encourage drainage.
Most moisture-loving plants prefer good or average drainage. The roots of the vast majority of land plants obtain their oxygen directly from the soil, so flooding and saturated or anaerobic soil can kill roots.
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Port Weller / St. Catharines, ON