Yard with mostly clay soil - lawn; barrier shrubs
Trying to reclaim our backyard. Soil seems to be solid clay.
Sodded lawn late July 2006. More or less took hold, but always wet mushy underfoot and very easily dug up by walking or running on it. A lot of visible chunks pulled up out of it at all times (dog or perhaps rabbit).
Planted Arbor Vitae along edges of lawn at same time. About half of them seem dead. (Color completely light brown, kind of mustard color, branches very spindly).
Entire yard shaded most of the time.
Arbor Vitae needed for sound and privacy barriers on both sides of yard.