blue clay oops HELP!!!!

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  1. bobncat

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    Ok, so I wanted to bring in some dirt, fill in some holes, build up a section to put a shed on and level the back yard!!!. They told me it had some clay in it but it is mostly BLUE CLAY!

    My husband used a small tractor to move some of it therefore compacting a lot of it. What tiller can I use to loosen it up to level it and will grass grow over it?

    I saw a 21 Earthquake 190cc tiller. But, I don't think this will be tough enough. Please give me input as soon as humanly possible.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Dump good topsoil over the top and plant the grass in that. Stay out of the clay, unless drain lines need to be installed to disperse surface water (or a high water table, below the surface) during wet periods.
     
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    good advice, but I still need to level it and this is difficult at best. What can I use to till it so I can level it? When you ride over it with a small tractor or bobcat it compounds it and it is like rock. You know, like clay gets. Right now there are hills and valleys, small ones like a foot here and there, but this needs to leveled before putting more dirt.

    What is a good, durable machine that can be counted on for tilling this nightmare.

    Thank you so much for your reply
     
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    Hi, I'm doing pigment research and have been looking for local (I'm in Bellingham) sources of that blue clay you're having trouble with. Would you mind contacting me? I have some questions about it as well as need some.
    Thanks
    Melonie
     

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