Wednesday, September 24, 2008

When it rains, it floods.

This is our back yard. It's not large by small town standards but here in Hamilton, we're quite pleased with the amount of space that we have. The majority of our greenery is what might be considered "weeds", though there is some grass back there.


Our backyard has a little problem, though. When it rains, it floods. It doesn't have to rain a lot before the water pours out of the parkinglot behind our back fence, runs along the side of our yard and then settles in the middle of our yard. Not only does this mean that we can't use our backyard after it rains (unless we were looking to swim) but in order to cut the grass, we have to wait 7 or so days after the rain has stopped for the sun to come and dry up all the rain.

3 comments:

sarah. said...

That is a very nice back yard! We really really have to come down soon and admire it in person. (soon!)
That is a lot of water! At first I thought you were exaggerating, but you really weren't. What can be done about that?

Mary said...

I think you should put in a pond feature!

kat said...

perhaps a ditch? or some more trees?