mushy yard - Knowledgebase Question

greenwood, Mi
Question by steve4682
March 24, 2010
Our yard has become very mushy/soft. This is even when weather is dry/hot. When walking in large area you can almost feel your foot going into the soil. Do you know any causes of this? Poor drainage?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2010


I'd suspect poor drainage but you may simply have a naturally high water table that keeps the soil saturated. Sometimes you can redirect water with a French drain but you'll need to determine where the water is coming from before you can redirect it! Wish I could offer a solution.

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