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Old 09-20-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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soggy yard w/ponds drainage issues


I have a showcase yard I'm working on with the following:

• 3 pond & brook system
• raised bed garden pond w/ waterfall
• tiered bed garden w/brixk fountain

I've handled all the drainage issues on the water features but the backyard is basically a box with a slope in it. There are two low points left where water collects, at the top of the slope where the sidewalk abuts the yard at a 90 degree angle and another at the bottom of the slope. Problem is there are a giant live oak and good size crepe myrtle almost mingling roots from either side of both spots. Any solutions? Maybe I should be thinking about a design element?

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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Would a "rain garden" work between the trees? If the trees are that close together, their roots will always cause ponding water.

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It pools at the top of the slope and the base. The roots run directly through the center. What's a rain garden?
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If you google a rain garden , You'll get a much better explanation than I can give you here. Not seeing the areas that you are talking about is hard for me to comment on accurately.
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