Asked on Jun 20, 2019

How can I get rid of standing water?

Nicole OuederRymeaPamela


near my back fence when it rains there is standing water, I put some sand a couple years ago but it didn't resolve the issue. I'm really don't have the funds to call a professional. Any suggestions will be welcomed.


4 answers
  • You could dig down where the water typically stands, and fill the deep hole with rock to make a french drain of sorts.

  • Pamela
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Hi ! I would dig a French and fill it with rock , so the water can drain away . Also look into plants that need a lot of water so they could naturally absorb the water . Willow trees are often planted in this type of area . Good luck !

  • Rymea
    on Jun 20, 2019

    I agree with planting Willow trees. If it's not a huge area another option would be to level it out by filling it in with a load of dirt so the water wouldn't pool in that spot.

  • Nicole Oueder
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Thanks a lot, How deep should I dig?


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