What to do about grass not growing in our yard!?

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Everyone’s yard drains to a corner of our yard-grass won’t grow. Only weeds will grow there & after it rains it stays muddy, so we had to put up a small fence to keep our dog out.
it may also be contributing to mosquitos. What can we do with it?

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  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Jun 24, 2018
    I would build up the low area with dirt and make a little burm, then landscape it with mulch, rocks, a few plants, etc. The water can't pool there if it's higher ground

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 24, 2018
    Not knowing if you are in a subdivision or out in an area with acreage...

    If in a subdivision, add some sculpturing to your lot...build it slightly up to where the water runs into the street if your bad corner is n the front.

    If at the back...build up that area holding water and put in some flowers in a flower bed mounded some several inches covered in straw.

    There is a method of digging down about 15+ inches, fill with large rocks, leaving about 3" of space for dirt; fill with good top soil and seed. This acts like an underground holding space for the water. Personally, I would lay a thick piece of plastic with several small holes punched in it to hold the soil from going down into the rocks.


  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 24, 2018


    Both sites above list plants that love soggy soil in MO. Many of them are native plants. There are also some insights into best planting methods.

    Hope this helps.

  • Fill it in with a lot of dirt. Or regrade the area. Technically it is illegal to have runoff from a neighboring property, and that is always a sticky situation.

  • Margie Margie on Jun 24, 2018
    Try putting fescue grass seed down then cover it with hay. That will give it a chance to grow and protect it from the birds and other pests until it gets firmly started. That should solve the problem.