Grass seed for waterlogged soil?

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
About half an acre of my garden is pretty much marshland. I’ve tried grassing it over, to no avail.

Is there any specific grass seed to use for very waterlogged soil, or is it pointless?

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  • Ebe_ScroogeEbe_Scrooge Forumite
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    Ordinary lawn grass won't survive in waterlogged soil. Two options come to my mind. Either turn it into a bog garden - which can be attractive in its own right - by planting plants that naturally live in marshland. But if you definitely want a lawn, then it's a case of digging it up, sorting out the drainage, and then you'll be able to grass it over. It's do-able, and needn't be particularly expensive, but it is a lot of hard physical work.
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  • TonyMMMTonyMMM Forumite
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    Pointless - deal with the drainage issue if you want a lawn or work with what you have & turn it into a pond/bog garden area
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