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  • Argyle, TX
Asked on May 23, 2017

What ideas do you have for water that pools in your lawn?

InetiaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CALam8351188


The best path for a French drain is into the neighbors lawn and out to the street. They aren't willing to allow us to do that. And that built a retaining wall to keep water from flowing into their yard. Thus the problem!!
7 answers
  • Sandra Allen
    on May 23, 2017

    This might seem simplistic but I would take a very sharp wooden or metal pike and make holes in the ground where they water pools. It might be there is a mass of roots that are keeping the yard from allowing the water to drain properly.
  • Just peachy
    on May 23, 2017

    A dry creek bed can be a nice focal point and draw the water away. I just installed one fairly easy. Research it and see if it's something you're willing to install
  • A
    on May 23, 2017

    We had a similar problem. I planted two willow trees. These are very thirsty trees and really helped to manage the water. Good luck.

  • Kathy
    on May 24, 2017

    You could build up that area by hauling in dirt to divert the water along the wall out into the street.
  • Lam8351188
    on May 24, 2017

    I have seen Rain Gardens planted in water problem areas.
  • Great remedies here. Is there no way to build a french drain on your own propety? I get that the neighbors are not thrilled about water intrusion, it keeps lots of attorneys in my state employed. I would plant trees, build a retaining wall, whatever you need to do to soak up the excess water.
  • Inetia
    on May 24, 2017

    In addition to the dry creek bed suggestion check out rain gardens. Also check out the 'law of water' to see if you have some legal rights to have the retainer dam dismantled. Dry creek beds can be an aesthetic addition to the landscape and the neighbor could continue the effect through his property. Also check with your county extension office to see if they any suggestions and if you might qualify for financial aid.
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