i have moved into a new build property in 2013 and the lawn has always been bad and waterlogged,it's got to a stage where I can't let the kids play out for 10months of the year almost.
Now I plan to start from scratch and want advice what to do to help solve the problem. The facts:
very heavy clay soil
dug a hole 8 inch filled with water 6 inch went down 31/2 in in 15 minutes and the rest stood for a couple of hours.
very heavy brick and rubble content (struggle to dig and break up even with pick much deeper).
Now I am planning to have a digger in and remove to top surface say 6-8 inch where would you go from there? Should I mix some sand in and rotavate it then lay 6inch top soil? Add drainage? If so how or just dig some trenches? Thanks in advance
all advice is very welcome