Waterlogged lawn in rented property. Quick fixes or right off?
It's at this point that I must admit I have no experience I gardening.
I've moved to a property on an old 'new build' estate (around 17 years old) in a rented house in Newport South Wales. There is a small garden with a patio, lawn and decking area.
The lawn itself is very patchy, weedy and covered in weird tendrils. Though it dies sometimes dry out slowly, the lawn is very marshy, with a very clay like soil. The Welsh weather hasn't given it much chance to dry out, but even when it's been consistently dry the soil remains very damp.
Question is, what are my options? The property is rented and though I intend to stay a while I don't want to splash out money on redoing stuff if my position changes.
Are there any quick wins? Should the whole thing be gravelled or paved (as I see my neighbours have done...) or can I do anything to recover it so I can atleast least walk on it...
If I were to gravel/pave it how much would it likely to be (if done as cheaply as possible...)