How to stop standing water in yard

Dina Stuart
by Dina Stuart
  3 answers
  • You have options! You can regrade the yard; regrade and add drains; plant trees; fill in low spots with fill dirt, then plant groundcover to help with soil erosion.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 04, 2018
    Hi Dina! First, investigating where it is draining from would be my first step. You may be able to divert the runoff.

  • Dina Stuart Dina Stuart on Jul 04, 2018
    I live on. Street that's ends in the back of a group of senior apartments. They have a retention pound that overflows of coarse it goes down hill. There is a plot of land 150x100 then my house. The side that takes on the wAter is a trouble spot. The whole yard in the back and the one side gets to about 2. To 3 inches deep standing. It takes a day or two to soak in..
    I don't have a lot of money so I'm kinda stuck. Think maybe the next thing on the list is to buy dirt? Try to build up the yard a bit. My house sits on a slab sometimes its so close to top of the end of the cement and keep going up the house. I just don't want my house damaged. I'm 7 yrs into my 15 yr mortgage and sometimes I think maybe the builder didn't grade the plot right and this is causing the problem.
    No room for a tree and I'd need aquatic plants. LOL. Have to laugh or I'd float down the road crying

    • Bonnie T. Bonnie T. on Jul 05, 2018
      I would be asking myself why is this retention pond overflowing? Is this something that needs to be brought to the attention of your town officials? Are they aware that there is a potential for your home to be flooded maybe? I’m not trying to make the situation sound bad but maybe the retention pond is not draining properly. Building your property up with dirt might be good but what happens if the water just washes it away over time? Sorry I’m not trying to make the situation worse. I would be talking and asking questions to anyone I could. Doesn’t cost to ask questions. Wish you the best.