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ncchick1111

04:01AM | 03/08/01
Member Since: 03/07/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
I recently moved into a house in Durham, NC... I live in a cul-de-sac, and it seems that everytime it rains, all our the water in our circle ends up in my backyard. Our house is the only one with a slight hill to it. Our entire backyard is pretty much just moss. It is very woody and shaded... we want to try and reseed the backyard, but I am not sure, first of all what kind of grass to put down, and second of all, if it rains as the forecast says it will next week, how can I stop it from all floating away??

If you have any suggestions as to what else we may plant or do to curb this moisture problem in the backyard, please say so. It is on the southeast side of the house, and it is very shady.... it seems to stay wet back there even if we haven't had rain for a week or so.

Thanks for any suggestions/help.
Sherry

rpxlpx

08:30AM | 03/08/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Your local lawn and garden center should be able to advise you about a type of grass seed that prefers moisture and shade and is suited to your climate.
As to the rest, you might have to consult a landscaper about drainage.

Dave Nelson

02:40PM | 03/08/01
Member Since: 03/07/01
3 lifetime posts
We live in Seattle and some times is very wet as some people know. I had the same problem as you are saying,in my back yard, what I had to do was dig a drainage ditch across my properity about 18" deep, put in corrigated pipe then filled it with 1" round rock. I made it look like a dry creek bed and just did a reroute of the collection of water. Hope this helps. Dave
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