Dig a trench from the area of your lawn with the standing water to the lowest part of your yard, preferably a drainage ditch. Make the trench 5 inches wide. At the starting point in the trouble area, make the trench 6 inches deep. Increase the depth, or fall, by 6 inches for every 100 feet of trench.
Cut the perforated drain pipe so it is the same length as your trench using a sharp knife. Cut a sheet of mesh screen into two circles that are 6 inches in diameter.
Place the mesh circles over the ends of the pipe. Secure them with duct tape. This will keep debris from entering the pipe. Lay the pipe into the bottom of the trench, with the perforations facing upwards.
Cover the pipe with 1 inch of gravel to keep the soil out of the perforations. Fill in the rest of the trench with soil.