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I live in northwest NJ and the soil is clay and acidic. I want to create a privacy hedge b/w my house and the neighbors by planting a row of 6' emerald greens from lowes. The problem is that where I want to plant them the ground gets really soggy after heavy rains or snow to the point where you can't walk on it w/o sinking in. Otherwise the ground is desert-like. We haven't been able to grow much grass in the area and while I was digging the holes for the trees the other day I found several grubs. I'm also concerned that since the neighbors are somewhat elevated above us that there might be a slight runoff problem. Is it a mistake to be planting this type of tree in this area?