How can I reclaim part of yard where lots of water collects?
I've gotten suggestions from a few local landscapers. One suggested running a drain pipe underground to the street with an immersed pump in a pit in the watery area. I'm very skeptical of this because it is a long uphill run to the street. I'm not convinced a pump would work given that.
Another suggested regrading to elevate the lower part stopping a foot or two short of the fence line. In the remaining gully against the fence, the suggestion was to install flowell dry wells to pull the water down. I'm skeptical of this solution as well because the soil is more clay-like and I don't want to just push water back into neighbors yards.
Anyone have any experience with or suggestions for a situation like this?