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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ditto that.

    I seriously doubt the soil is sandy. Probably decomposed granite. We dig with jack hammers with spade bits around here and Jim lives in a similar environment. The majority of tree issues I run into is a combination of too much water and the tree planted in a nice tidy hole dug in decomposed granite making it a perfect pot with no drainage.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes .... my "soil container" I was referring to in the drip thread.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    marcos,

    thanks, 4-6" and we have a clay soil, 7.5-8 ph we also hit hardpan on this lot from 1' to 2 1/2'

    i planted 10 or 12 trees for them on the south side of the property a couple years ago, dug a 4' wide, 4' deep trench and we mixed other soils in. these trees are growing well.
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    the skies above are clear, the horizon is black and we will get rain today.

    argos is prolly geting hammered
     
  5. 1idejim

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    the three counties we live and work in run the gammit from sandy soils to rock, i live in an adobe area, carl in red clay. i perk, flood irrigate and drive trucks on as soon as the surface water's gone. carl is in a clay with little perk.

    as far as digging go's argos, i personally through away the pick and digging bars and use a bosch demo hammer to hand dig, i've worn 3 totally out and am on #4.

    thanks for the info, i'll pass it on

    stay warm

    jim
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
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    Then from the information given, it looks to me like Carl created a need & then promptly filled it.
     
  7. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    We still use the bar(s), but I run two of the bosch brutes with spade bits and some of the smaller bosch demo hammers for "detail" work (ie. removing overflow concrete on mowing curbs to get a head in).
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    if i understand you correctly, yes he prolly did. the trees on the north side of the 3 acre lot he planted the year before i planted the south side.

    carl was a masonry contractor and we have traded favors for 20 yrs. he did a couple jobs for me and i dug the trench for the trees on the south side of the property and put an electric gate together with him.

    jim
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Off topic a little: Marcos and I, although in different areas of Ohio, both deal with clay soils. I cry all the time about planting in clay because I moved 10 years ago from an area with sandy loam. I can't even imagine having to dig and plant in "soil" where you have to use jackhammers.
     
  10. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    No plowing pipe here.
     

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