How to stop rain water?


I have a farm field behind my mobile home. The field and my yard are sloped so the muddy water ends up settling on my patio and walk. I’m a widow and have to do all the work myself. I’m also on an extremely tight budget. Help!

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  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Apr 27, 2019

    Maybe some trim or something similar ... maybe some rocks!!??

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 27, 2019

    depending on how large an area you have the best would be digging a trench around your area that floods and filling with limestone so the water has a place to drain into

  • Connie Connie on Apr 27, 2019

    You might try talking to the farmer...perhaps he could leave a grass buffer between his plowed area and your yard. Farmers are supposed to control erosion and run off.

    • Kathy Chojnacki Kathy Chojnacki on Apr 28, 2019

      There are weeds between my yard and the field, so I guess the farmer is doing the right thing. My yard must have underground springs since the ground never really dries. So there’s no other place for the rain to go except my patio and walk. Yes, I’m the one you can sell swampland to! 🙄. Thanks so much.

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Apr 28, 2019

    Maybe contact an extension agent for your county. They may be able to direct you.

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    • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Apr 29, 2019

      I don't know where you live. I live in Athens, Ga. where the Univ of Ga is located. I googled does every state have county extention agents and it states they are University employees. Check it out and I think it will be helpful if there are some located near you.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 29, 2019

    As Sharon said dig trench higher up aways from your patio line, so water runs in a different direction not down the slope onto your patio.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 29, 2019

    I totally agree with Sharon trench to divert the water flow is only solution