I have described the main Garden drainage systems here, the links are safe to use and do not lead to annoying adverts, but to my articles with more detailed information.
For waterlogged lawns or flooding problems, the drainage systems described on this page or a combination will drain the water away.
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Underground springs causing waterlogging in the garden,
Surface water draining into your garden from higher ground,
Rainwater lies for several hours in pools on the surface,
The ground or lawn is always soggy.
Footings for extensions redirecting water.
A neighbour is directing rainwater into the garden.
Flooding from a river.
When rainwater water lies on the surface of a lawn for more than a couple of hours after rain its probably caused by compacted soil or clay, made worse by dips and humps in the surface of the lawn. Compacted soil puddling is fairly easy to sort out by digging holes with a garden fork or even a crowbar over the whole of the affected area and filling the holes with coarse sand or gravel. If the problem is caused by clay, this wont work, check out these pages, improving clay soil
Using permeable paving.
Permeable paving allows water to drain through and back into the ground instead of diverting it to where it will cause a wet soggy area or as with tarmac driveways that slope away from the house, onto the road causing dangerous ice traps in winter, not very neighborly. Block pavers are a good example of permeable paving.
Perforated plastic pipes for laying underground drainage system.