We have a lot of standing water after rain. Also our grass is "mushy" long after the rain has past. What is the best drainage and how do I prep my soil for new grass?

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  • I live in the Pacific Northwest.
    – K M4
    Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 17:49
  • Is there an area nearby that's lower? You could try to get all the water to one area then establish a rain garden.
    – Dano0430
    Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 19:05
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    This is an interesting question but more pictures and some idea of the dimensions in feet or meters would help
    – kevinskio
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 1:02
  • If you could look in your mortgage paperwork to find the AS BUILT that would should give elevations, under ground utilities, lot dimensions and codes that you can find that rule your piece of property. If I had 3 elevations at least just relative heights, I could draw a contoured map with some ideas for drainage, ON SITE. More information, measurements, pictures, please....Rain gardens are the rage in the PNW, I know but I no likey mosquitoes.
    – stormy
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 1:15
  • I hate to say this, sounds so lame, but I TAUGHT Grading and Drainage in the Landscape Architecture Program. Helped my design abilities to see in 3D and sorry, drainage is numero uno importante for any home...building. Should have been taken care of before your home was built. I also built homes...yadayadayada...PNW.
    – stormy
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 1:18


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