I just moved into my new house last August and there was nothing in my backyard. Nothing. No trees, no shrubs, no flowers. The only thing that was back there was a 8 foot by 3 foot section of "decorative" stones that lined the area behind my garage. They are not decorative in my opinion and I do no like them and I thought the area would make a wonderful flower bed or place for some shrubs etc.
So I spent the entire day digging up these stones with a shovel, and as I was in the final stretch I began to turn up the soil I found underneath. Only to find it's not soil at all. It's clay. A foot and a half deep at least of solid clay. The only thing that isn't clay back there is a 4 foot by 1 foot section of gravel.
So I'm here to ask, now what? Can I try and remove some of the clay and put down some soil on top of it? or will water not drain properly and drown anything i try and plant there? I can't come up with anything other than that as a solution, but then I not only have to find a way to dispose of all these rocks but at least 10 -15 bages full of clay. Oh, and silly me, I thought I was almost done