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Kevsource

08:42AM | 04/04/03
Member Since: 04/03/03
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Hi there - being a relatively new homeowner, I'm not sure who to turn to on this one. Probably not a major deal, but here goes:

I'm having a drainage problem with my lawn. I believe the grass type is tall fescue.

I don't over-water or under-water, but no matter what time of the year it is and no matter how high or short I mow the grass, the lawn and soil always seems wet.

In the front yard, far more water drains from my lawn onto the sidewalk that any of my neighbors' lawns. It rained last night, and the same thing happened - lots of runoff from my lawn, while neighboring lawns seemed to soak the water right up. The lawn doesn't slope that much, and certainly not more than anyone else on the block.

In the backyard, some water drains off onto the concrete in my patio. The turf and soil are also wet most of the time.

I have to claim ignorance in not knowing much about the lawn's drainage system. I have a sprinkler system, but it seems to work fine - full pressure, which tells me I probably don't have an underground.

The lawn is probably 10 years old, and the soil is probably clay (Sacramento Valley - we're known for it).

I don't know if it needs aereating, or if I have a bigger problem on my hands.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks- Kev



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