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What to do with old clay type soil

June 1st, 2010, 03:18 PM
we will be digging up our little back yard to replace the soil there. its horrible now all clay, no drainage, grass dies because water does drain and plants wont grow.

Getting new soil is easy -- but what to we do with the old clay soil? can we leave for the garbage truck or do we need to arrange special pick up? Anyone has experiene with this?

June 1st, 2010, 03:57 PM
How far down are you digging to get rid of the clay? How much topsoil are you putting in? There is a fertilizer my SIL swears by that you can add to the clay and it makes it as good as triple mix. It's called Moo Poo. She's a professional gardener so I hope she knows what she's talking about.
Anyway - back to the topic. Can you phone Public Works in TO and ask them how to dispose of it? Or if you can find someone who wants clean fill. Sometimes people who have built and are trying to get enough dirt in their yard to make a good base will take it.
Please don't do what some dork did here recently. They brought a load of grass, dirt, and whatever and dumped it into the ditch on our road. :loser: Our dump takes it for free. You just have to take it there.
My smarta## hubby said to wait till one of your neighbours goes on holiday and dump it in their yard. :rolleyes: Men!!