Two areas of my lawn have very poor drainage. With the extreme amounts of rain we've had in Massachusetts, a small pond has collected in one area of my lawn. There is no grass there right now, and there is an obvious depression in the soil where it has been compacted.
What is the best way to recondition the soil for replanting. Should I till the area and plant, just aerate? Something else? I actually have a drain in the middle of the yard, but it appears to be backed up. I'm waiting for the water to dry out so I can fix the lawn and look into unclogging the drain.