This lake forms with each rain in varying degrees. It lies between ours and the neighbor's yard and over the years has been leaving our yard growing larger in the neighbor's. We
approached them about putting in a drainage system and were told they did that 20 years ago and weren't about to do it again. This happens up and down our street between houses and as a group we had gone before the village council with complaints. This past summer street work was done which included larger piping and grates being installed. We were told the problem was fixed.
This is the reason our sump pumps work so hard and never seem to last. Does anyone have any ideas? I am open to all suggestions except moving.
Commented on Dec 10, 2012
Dig a trench and install a french drain covered with a fabric sleeve and cover with bull rock,
Dig your trench and extra 1/8 of an inch for every 10 feet or fill with fill dirt
I don't have a picture of how bad it really is but maybe these will give you an idea. We had an early spring, then 3 or 4 hard freezes. Lots of maples here burned, but my tree had very
few leaves so didn't seem to get damaged. About half of the tree never leafed out and now it is slowly but surely drying up. I have used an organic fertilizer once and it gets plenty of water. HELP HELP HELP. this tree is practically unreplaceable.
Commented on Jul 12, 2012
I live in Texas and lost my maple that I grew from a twig after 4 years. The drought took
mine. All I know is it is not good to fertilize trees when they are stressed out. Try trimming the dead branches and give it some shade with the the sail. Mulch the roots and keep it watered. Good luck. I have bought another to replace mine but I'm taking my time moving it around the yard to find that perfect happy planting spot.