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xemon2000
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: soggy, mossy lawn Reply with quote

Hi,
After it rains, pools form in part of my lawn, and the majority of the rest of it is squelchy and mud comes through the grass when walked on, and there's a lot of moss. I bought this house new so I can only imagine what the builders have left under there. The lawn rises two block to the back wall which is around 18 inches. I know this is a drainage issue, but how do I solve it?

Thanks.
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drainage Holes and plenty of hard Graft.
Best place to start is where the poodles form, dig a hole the wider and deeper the better fill it back in with stones/hardcore and top off with about 6" of topsoil.
If on the other hand you dont fancy the thoughts of that you can take the largest Poddle and remove the surface Grass,corden the area IE make a Bed of it and turn it into a Bog Garden, but your still going to have to do some Spadework to rid the other problem areas.
Sorry there is no other solution. When I lived in Dublin I removed 3 unopened Bags of Cement and a Wheelbarrow from my Garden.
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Greengage
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could be a big job.
I suggest land drainage pipe below ground approx 30 cms covered with drainage pebble and membrane then topsoil and reseed, |You need to drain all the water to a large sump or off site to a drain, big job but can be done,
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xemon2000
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Its as I expected, either a pick and shovel or a mini digger, or both. But where to put the drainage trenches, and how many??
Crap Geranimojess, That was some haul. Did you ever get back to them to complain? It may not do you any good, but may help another. I will be onto the C.I.F. If I find any rubbish like that. Try to screw honestly them like they have screwed you dishonestly, or at least try to give them food for thought, should the cif get onto them.
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of folks have found the previous thread helpful xemon2000..... Advice on lawn currently in bad, wet condition?.
See how you go.

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