Unfinished backyard ?
I have an unfinished backyard. Next to my backyard is a huge runoff about the size of a swimming pool. The condition of my soil is muddy with hay to absorb the water when it rains. I get a lot of pooling in certain areas when it rains. I want to lay top soil and sod but I’m worried that the rain will wash the away the nutrients in the soil. What steps should I take? Should I lay some type of gravel first and then the top soil? If so, what type of gravel should I use?