Asked on May 14, 2019

How can I make the rain water flow in my small backyard?

Little Sprouts LearningJoy30150932Mogie


My backyard is "SUPER" is mostly concrete leading from my driveway with about 8ft wide of dirt around the perimeter of the concrete..when it rains all the water stands in my backyard...the grands love the concrete they ride their bikes in the small area to the driveway..hehe It's so ugly!! How can I add some beauty to this mud puddle and how can I make the rain water flow?? Thanks

4 answers
  • DesertRose
    on May 14, 2019

    WE added a french drain in our yard to get the water to drain off. They can be purchased at home improvement stores. You may need to hire a teen to dig the foot deep trench or so unless you want to rent a trencher, but they are easy to install after the ditch is dug. You also need gravel under and around it all sides then back fill the dirt over it. The end away from the house needs to be lower than the starting point to drain the water off.

  • Mogie
    on May 14, 2019

    A photo would be very helpful.

  • Joy30150932
    on May 15, 2019

    The French drain might work depending on the location. If you raised the small grass area around the concrete you will alleviate the problem. Add more top soil and replant.

  • Little Sprouts Learning
    on May 15, 2019

    You can use a french drain or a trench that would direct the water to where you want it. Also adding gravel and make a dry garden bed would be a good choice.

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