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This should've been done as the foundation of the house was being built. The ground needs to slope away from your house so that it provides as a water runoff away from your house. From a level base, a 10 to 20 degree slope is what you need to have the ground slope away from your house. This slope should be at a minimum distance of 1 meter to a max of 3 meters. The countour of the rest of your lawn shouldn't matter past this point.

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