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Soft spot for lawn

I have recently installed drainage in my garden and I am on the final preparation stages, before laying the turf, however, on compacting down the soil I have come across an area, about 3ft square, that is like a sponge. Every time I walk on it I can see the ground around my feet 'wobble', and if I try to press it down, the ground just raises next to my foot! I am at a loss as to how to get rid of it (or what causes it). Can anyone help?!!!

Super Green Thumb
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Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:58 pm
Location: Victoria, BC

Try adding some oganic matter like mulched greens and/or leaves to the soil in that area. Mulched maple leaves will hold between 200 - 500 X their mass of water.
Use a shovel to turn it into the soil.

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