• Hometalker
  • Aberdeen, WA
Asked on May 10, 2017

How can we fix the terrible drainage in our backyard ?

JohnFLSlew Dee


4 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 10, 2017

    A frequent lawn drainage problem comes from the soil itself. The presence of organic matter and sand in soil promotes lawn drainage. The presence of clay, on the other hand, makes soil much less permeable. To know the composition of your soil, you need to have it tested. Many nurseries offer this service.
  • Slew Dee
    on May 11, 2017

    Try aerating also.
  • FL
    on May 11, 2017

    Is the wet area over a cesspool/septic tank or collection boxes for a leech field?
    If just a general problem in your yard and not only in specific areas, you can consider ways to keep water away from the house and diverted to another area by pipes or leveling the ground. Good luck!
  • John
    on May 11, 2017

    bring in truckloads of topsoil and make your yard higher than your neighbors...water flows sure to slope away from the house or you will eventually have foundation problems
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