Hi all. \n\nI'm wondering if there's anyone out there who has a lot of knowledge about gardens especially soak aways etc.\n\nLast year my neighbour had her garden done. She had half of it paved and half of it has decking. I should mention the gardens aren't very big round here. The paving has been built up to the bottom of her back door and the decking is on my side of the fence. \n\nSince she's had the garden done and when it rains my garden is a right boggy mess. Water collects in between mine and hers and takes days to drain and eventually ends up stinking of stagnant water. Within about half an hour of rain my garden is a muddy bog pit.\n\nTo make matters worse her dog has started to defecate on the decking. She's told me parts of his poop have dropped thru onto the sheet underneath the decking. So when she has these mad cleaning sprees she gets the pressure washer out. Blasting all that feaces onto my garden.\n\nRecently I've noticed these dips in the mud at the back of my garden (when the person that did her garden destroyed mine to get her fence in and left it in that state) these little dips have filled with weird looking fluid. I thought it was water, till a friend of mine told me it looks like the dogs urine has been running off and collecting in these dipped areas. Can it actually do that? There's no grass at all there just mud. I also have a dog but because he hates how muddy it is he rather go out the front.\n\nRecently it's started to smell really bad out there. I've complained to the housing and they have basically dismissed it. Claiming it's not their issue.\n\nShe never got permission to do her garden and I've also heard that the other neighbours on the other side have also noted their garden flooding.