To reduce flooding on the circular path at Swan Lake Park in Yateley, we’ve been busy digging some more grips. Our students did a great job earlier in the year, excavating several of these drainage channels to improve soggy sections. The remaining large grips require slightly more horsepower, so Mark has been playing on a mini-digger.
Unfortunately we’ve unearthed lots of rubble whilst excavating one of the soak-aways, so we’ll clear it up once we’ve monitored the drainage for a week, and know whether we need to change the design.
Most of the paths have steep sided verges which we can’t mow, so Mark used the digger bucket to delicately taper off the edges. This looks muddy for now, but will make it much easier to keep the vegetation cut and the paths clear in the future. I was very tempted to take a photo of us covered in mud holding spades by one of the substantial holes, with the digger just out of shot. But I relented, so are some other photos showing the verge work.