Originally Posted by agrostis
Unless your back yard has a lot of shade in the summer you can grow a proper stand of grass and hide those drain line's.
That's a nice jar of red water you got there. Your state university will do real soil test for 5-10 dollar's, it may take a little while to get the result's back but it is worth it.
I could literally throw a rock to my closest university. I'll have to make a few calls and see about getting it tested.
That being said, your "red water" comment, is that good? Bad? WHat do you make of the sample? From what you can tell anyway