I need some opinions. Our back yard has a parking lot that drains into it. Where it drops into the yard there is a signifigant ditch that runs part way through then widens to a wet area. This continues through the neighbors yard before hitting a city drain. I need to figure out a way to get that water on down into the ground. I consulted our local zoning folks and in my circumstance I cannot put in a drain pipe and expedite the water on to the next property as it would cause flooding on their property which they already have. So What I want to acpomplish is to get the water to drop on into the ground but at the same time I want to fill that ditch in deeper to bring the ground up level with the rest of the yard. Idea #1 and zoning oked it. Dig a trench about 5 feet wide 4 feet deep about 20 foot long. Line it with 1 way cloth and fill it with large stone. Basicly a dry well. Cover the rock with landscaping fabric and cover with dirt to grade. Problem with this is it is gonna cost a mint. #2 fill the yard into grade. Borrow a subsoiler from dad and run 4 or 5 runs down the middle where the drain used to be and seed. The tops of these will fill in and eventually will have to be re-done but it is cheap.. Any other ideas??