what can i do to improve drainage around my garden

The back of my garden is sitting in a pool of water, and my flowers are going to drown if i dont do something... i put a black trim border around the garden to hopefully prevent this from happening,how can i improve the drainage and prevent this from happening again!...please help.!!!!!!!!

Submitted by mdocker

Some drainage issues in the landscape may require regrading the slope and/or solutions such as a French drain. These solutions would require the assistance of a landscape contractor. However, you may be able to solve your problem by creating a raised bed or berm for your plantings. Adding organic matter to the existing soil will help water percolate into the soil better, and improve the drainage of the site.

Answered by DSchrock