The native soils around in my county are loam and some hydric (spelling?) soils.
According to my local GIS, loam is present on my acreage.
I guess it could be heavily compacted... would a plug aerator be 'better', if this scenario is true, than a spike aerator? I would assume so.
Too much water is certainly true but there's not much I can do to change that in the Pac. NW. It rains from late Sept. to early June. Apart from death and taxes... you can count on heavy rainfall also as a certainty also if you live here.
I'm sure the soil analysis will reveal some interesting tidbits to aid the situation as well. I will report back on these findings when they come in.