Utilizing proper soil drainage and irrigation techniques are important to growing healthy blueberry patches. Adequate soil drainage is essential for healthy blueberry patches. Blueberry plants will not tolerate excessive moisture (wet feet) for long periods.
Anne Miller wrote:Something I am not seeing is where does this water come from? What have you tried that worked or didn't work?
At our other property, the land looked flat though it was actually a slow change in grade from other properties. When it rains the water naturally washed across my property. We solved our problem by creating a system of ditches and french drains.
While a pond might help your situation that seems like a lot of work for something that might be a short-term fix.
One of the things that attracted me to our property was the pond unfortunately it sits empty most of the year and only fills when it rains then it drains quickly.
Have you talked with someone about where would be the best place to locate a pond or if it would work for your situation? In our state, the office is called soil conservation.
Anne Miller wrote:I don't see well so I had not paid much attention to your drawing other than it is a nice drawing.
Looking more closely it looks like the lower elevation is below your garage. I am not seeing where the flooding is.
I am puzzled by your last comment about draining the pond. Why would you want to drain the pond? Is that where the flooding comes from?
John C Daley wrote:Its rare for the water table to rise above the ground in the manner you speak of.
Its my guess its runoff that accumulates at a low spot prior to soaking away.
Doing exactly what you actually want, keeping it in your soil.
Why not accept what is happening and let it e?