Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:46
Boland this problem comes up a lot. There's no easy solution. You have to make a choice. Gypsum and topsoil isn't the best solution by the way, land drains are at the extreme end of the scale. If it's flooding regularly then land drains are the only option if it drains but remains wet then you could get it rotavated adding several tons of pea shingle and as much strawy manure as you can get hold of. Let it break down over winter and then test your drainage in spring. You'll find it will improve and you may have to repeat the process. Eventually you'll get a half decent topsoil on which you can lay turf or sow seed. However the choice is yours.