Filling soil into a wet area in backyard
We have recently moved into a 1950s era house. Near the rear fence in our backyard, there is a wet area where runoff tends to accumulate after heavy rain falls or snow melts (see photo). The neighborsÃ¯Â¿Â½ yards are higher so their runoff seems to drain into our backyard. What type of soil would be suitable for filling in this area? Locally, the soil is high in clay content, and the region we live is flat so there isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t much drainage.
We are considering what the topsoil provider calls number two screened topsoil to fill this area then to reseed it with grass. WeÃ¯Â¿Â½re thinking about filling the area with several inches of soil so it is even with our neighborÃ¯Â¿Â½s yards.
I would greatly appreciate your suggestions and advice on how to complete this project