Posted: 04/06/2013 at 15:52
I had this problem with my front lawn for many years. Believe me none of the suggestions work as I have tried them all. This is how I cured my problem but be warned it takes a lot of hard work.
Firstly my lawn is only 40 sq. mts. this method may not suit a large area.
Higher yourself a 8 inch auger (a large petrol driven drill that drills 8 inch holes) Drill holes in the boggy area to a depth of about 18" & about 18" apart. Remove soil that has come out of holes. Fill holes with pepples (you can buy from a builders yard). Purchase good quality top soil & cover to a depth of about 2". Allow to settle say a week. Tread in with heels & rake till level. Then either turf (best method) or sow using a hardwearing rye grass seed. If done correctly I guarantee this method works.
My son & I took 2 days to drill holes & remove soil & another 2 days to spread top soil & lay turf.
I doubt whether you will try this but if you do be careful. Check no underground drains or water pipes.
From a boggy moss ridden mud heap I now have a beautiful lawn as good as a bowling green.