This may sound nuts, but I have a problem with excess dirt.
I am going to put soakaway drains in my yard to handle some poor drainage
conditions. I have a generally flat yard. The lot is about 3/4 acres.
It's a typical builders lot with about 4 inches of loam over sandy, clay,
rocky hardpan soil. Basically, its crap. I am going to be digging out a
couple of long trenches 2' wide x 2' deep, filling it with stone, etc
The problem...what do I do with all the lousy soil that gets dug out?
Sounds like a crazy question, but I have no place to put it. I guess i need
some ideas on what can be done.
Thank you for your time.
Have 'em bring you a couple trucks of compost at the same time you're
hauling in fill rock for the drains. Decide where you'd like some
raised beds, mix the compost with the builder's soil, and make some raised
beds... they'll grow wonderful flowers and veggies for you with much less
work than trying to grow on hardpan.
And mow with a mulching mower... those of us with clay need all the soil
organic matter we can get to add!
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