Help with low, swampy backyard
I'm not sure if this is a landscaping question... maybe it is. haha.
OK so our house is on a slope. The front yard is high, the backyard is low.
I need help with my backyard.
Because it is low, it is like a swamp. Water sits for days after it rains and it's always muddy and mushy. Not much grass grows back there. Mostly only chickweed and various types of speedwell.
Also, it is mostly shaded due to the house and a 100 yr old oak tree that lives back there. So it maybe gets 2 hours of direct sunlight, if even that.
Is there anything I can plant back there?? Any kind of grass or shrub or anything??
Right now it's raining.. when you walk back there you will sink into the ground and the mud/water will come up to your ankles..
Years ago we had 2 willow trees back there but a tornado ripped them up out of the ground :(