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Old 11-13-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I'm in the Texas Panhandle. It seems to me there are various types of soil in the city as well as in farm land. This clay is pretty tough stuff. There is no way in "heck" that I could use a tool to get rid of a weed, for example.

Looks to me like if there are "ground gutters" so to speak, then we might need them going front and back, but especially the back due to the fact that going to the back fence, it may need to be slanted away from the back of the house. No problem with the front of the house. There are a couple of spots in the front that may need some fill dirt. And I'm guessing the same kind of soil should go there as the stuff in the front yard.

When you say city I'll assume you're referring to Amarillo.
If you really want to know the soil type(s) for your area, read to your heart's content-

http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/ma...5/0/Potter.pdf

Theres probably not as much clay as you may think.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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When you say city I'll assume you're referring to Amarillo.
If you really want to know the soil type(s) for your area, read to your heart's content-

http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/ma...5/0/Potter.pdf

Theres probably not as much clay as you may think.
I'd agree that there is a diverse amount of soils.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm in the Texas Panhandle. It seems to me there are various types of soil in the city as well as in farm land. This clay is pretty tough stuff. There is no way in "heck" that I could use a tool to get rid of a weed, for example.
It's wise to weed after a rain. If it doesn't rain, water the soil and then weed. Same goes for digging.

For example, when digging a fence post, water, dig, fill with water, wait until is soaks down, dig again, fill with water, etc.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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LOL! I had a lot of those names for it also.
I buried one of these to the axles one time in that stuff-


It had to sit there for two months before we could get it out!
OMG! That had to be some nasty stuff! Just saw a road crew widening a highway near me bury a Cat D9 in a trench. Wished I had taken a picture of it as that puppy was almost completely on its side. I got a 9 Ton trackhoe stuck on my place. The beauty of a trackhoe is being able to pull it out with the boom and bucket! Lucky for me it was positioned just right or I would have ended up in a full tank on my side.

Hopes,

You can do that but I prefer using a gas powered, or three-point attached, post hole digger in this stuff!
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