clay base

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by zippolawn, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. zippolawn

    zippolawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    soil is sandy around here. I am contemplating laying down a 2-inch pure clay base, followed by 6 inches of good loam on top for a new lawn start.

    What are your thoughts? Could this present a drainage problem?
  2. BDisselHardscape

    BDisselHardscape LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    why the clay base? what are you trying to acomplish? why not just the 6" of fresh loam? And yes the 2" of clay does have a potential thret of channeling water in a direction you may not want it to.
  3. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    try using sandy loam it is a great mixture with out all the headaches. it has clay, sand and loam all in one

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