Help with drainage on side yard
I just purchased a home in the Central Texas area and I have a problem with drainage on the side of my yard, commonly referred to as the dog run. I have standing water near the slabs holding my air conditioners. There is no problem with it getting near the foundation, but because it sits on the shady side, it never really dries up. I use this as a pathway to my back yard and a place to store my garbage can. Because of the texas limestone underneath my yard, I would like to avoid digging a trench to move the water away. Does someone have a cost-effective option? Can I just cover it with gravel and some crushed stone? Help!!!!!!!!!!