Building raised flower beds can also help. It means you can fill these beds with good quality, free-draining topsoil which will help help your plants out of the soggy earth below.
Use bark chippings – they are great for absorbing excess moisture. If you often suffer from waterlogged beds be sure to sprinkle these on top of the soil.
If you routinely suffer from a waterlogged lawn, you might want to bite the bullet and install artificial grass.
But make sure that you put a permeable sub-base layer underneath the turf to make sure the water drains away.