wet lawn

Posted by: Peter Hurst from Robinsons

I have a large front lawn which is bogey. Will truch loads of dirt do the trick or is there a cheaper way?

8/9/2009 at 7:29:53 PM
Date/Time9/10/2009 at 1:35:07 AM

Unfortunatly truck loads of dirt will not likely fix the problem. And cheaper might not either. This sound like it may be a drainage issue. It may require digging up and installing new or extra drain tile. Is this a new problem? How long does it stay bogey for?

Date/Timepeter in Robinsons
Date/Time9/10/2009 at 4:28:36 PM

Stays wet pretty much all summer in places. Lots of moss.'

Under sod there is about 6 to 8 inches of soil (poor) beneath that there is hard packed grey clay.

Lawn is about 300 ft.X 250 ft.

Date/Time9/11/2009 at 12:05:44 AM

Hi Peter, a couple of things to consider. Do you have an in-ground sprinkler system? Could it be leaking? Is your neighbors land higher and draining towards yours? Here is a link to "French Drains"

Lots of articles available online. This may be one solution to your problem. Hope it helps.

Date/Timepeter in Robinsons
Date/Time9/11/2009 at 5:28:26 PM

WOW a French drain. Never heard of it but you can bet I'll be putting one in. I can't thank you enough KEN.

PS:- even the wife understands it which is a big plus!

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