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Old 04-05-02, 03:17 PM
Kathrin
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drainage

Our back yard is a mud hole since we toke a big tree out.
No gras growing, even the ivy died.
We need to get rid of some of the water, but how?
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Old 04-09-02, 03:53 AM
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Standing water in back yard

You may need to bring in some top soil to level out the yard. Take care that you slope lawn away from foundation and that there are no low spots. Too, take care that you do not direct water into your neighbor's yard.
 
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Old 04-09-02, 06:25 AM
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back yard

O U R backyard is the deepest point, all the water from the neighbors is coming to us. It is an old neighborhood, a little bit like a park, it is not possible to bring it all to the same level.
Next to us is a little trench, the question is how to get our water there. My husband wants to bury a drainage pipe, but since we never did this, we need to now what to look for to avoid failure.
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Old 04-09-02, 07:38 AM
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Drainage trenches

Raising the center of the yard with top soil and cutting drainage trenches along the property line may be helpful. Drainage ditches should be directed to storm sewer or stream to prevent water from running onto neighboring property. Frequently drainage can be corrected with a combination of surface and subsurface drainage systems. Open ditches and subsurface tiles or pipes can alleviate drainage problems. Deepening your existing trench and sloping soil toward the ditch may be all that is required. Make sure soil slopes away from the foundation of your home to carry away excess water.
 
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Old 04-09-02, 11:37 AM
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Hi Kathrin ~~

We had a similar drainage situation in our yard. My husband installed a sort-of "french drain" in one area to funnel water over to the side of our lot, where it could drain down and away. Here's a site you might want to look at for some "starter" ideas:

http://www.transitionslandscape.com/..._drainage.html

Good luck.....I know poor drainage can be very frustrating! We're still fighting it.

 
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