I hope someone can help please! We moved into a new build house at the end of September last year. The developers turfed the garden & told us to leave it well alone until Feb/Mar of this year - being novices we did just that however the 'lawn' is so wet and boggy the garden is unusable! We have a dog who likes to do his business on the grass which is fine by us but the mud comes half way up his legs & all over my shoes when I'm scooping the poop!!!
We've cut the grass today in the hope that this will somehow dry the lawm out but it looks a complete mess. We've had the builders back who said it's not a problem it's just because of the wet weather we've had but the small piece of lawn at the front of the house is fine no problems with no standing water or mud on this and that was laid at the same time.
Please can someone offer advice, we live in the Lake Didtrict which is probably one of the wettest areas in England - at this rate we're not going to be able to learn how to garden as all we have is mud and rain in this part of the world can be constant! We just don't know how to make the garden useable for us and our dog without being covered in mud.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thank you.