Originally Posted by Kiril
Appropriate section highlighted, given you have eliminated a high water table.
You essentially have a perched water table and irrigation is a bit like adding water to dry mix concrete .... add just a little too much water it turns into soup. Same thing is happening with your soil. The usual recommendation of standard shallow coring/aerating will not cut it in this case. Changing the grade by adding soil won't work either.
What would you suggest?
Originally Posted by Smallaxe
I don't agree with that idea, in that only the top couple of inches need to be above the 'puddle'...
This OP is not going to correct the soil either, so there is no other option for him...
When you say this OP is not going to correct the soil, what is needed for correcting the soil? Maybe I will?