Okay guys need some help and advice please. I have a section of my yard that tends to hold water. After a heavy rainfall about a 20x30 section will pool up a few inches deep and sit there for a week to dry up. I have had an excavator out who brought in fill and did some re-grading a little over a year ago. Well 4k later and I still have this same issue on two different areas of the lawn. I had him back out again and now he wants to install drainage pipes to move the water out. Sounds like it should have been the first approach instead of the 4k fill job. Anyway, I really don't have much $ to put into it this year so I am hoping to tackle it (at least temporarily) with some water loving tress to soak up as much water as possible in the yard. I know weeping willows are supposed to be great at this but they are so messy I don't want to plant them. Doing some research I have come up with Red Maples, swamp magnolias and river birch as options. I am in zone 6A. The question I have is will these trees absorb enough water to make a difference or am I just throwing money in the wind?