Hi, my wife and I moved into our new build house just over a year ago. Since then we have been gradually working with the garden but have now hit a problem after what seems like 9 or 10 months of continual rain. The rear garden slopes away from the house very slightly and is made up of a clay/clay type soil. Recently the lawn has become waterlogged, and drains away very slowly, at the rear of the garden a large puddle often accumalates after heavy rain.
A soakaway has been suggested but as the soil is very heavy and is't particularly good at draining away I don't think this will work. It has also been suggested to put in some drainage under the lawn and have these feed into a dran of some sort near to the house. However, as the garden slopes away from the house I can't see how this could be achieved. What other options (if any) do I have?