How to find solutions for standing water and drainage?
I purchased my home last year and cleared out alot of trees and brush to give us more space. All of last year I tried growing grass in one particular area of my yard however the gradual slope of my yard and lack of sun that hits the area has left me with a mini swamp that is just a mud pit and disaster for whenever I let my dog into the backyard. I have decided to turn the area into a fire pit/hangout area. For such a large area does anyone have any drainage recommendations? I was going to but down blocks to frame the area and then mulch it or put gravel but didn't think that would fix the issue, then I fear I would just have soaked mulch. Below are photos from last summer at its driest. Thanks!