Post construction dirt preparation
Hi, we are doing a lot of work to the back of the house. The grade currently is six inches below grade, and the soil is very poor quality, and quite compacted. The dirt has to get sorted out within the next week, but I still haven't figured out the garden design yet. The space is small, but there will likely be some perenials, a veg/herb bed and a little grass. I'm just not sure where.
What do I do about the compacted soil? Do I ask the excavators to break it up while they are here next week digging the foundations? Or is just putting a 6 or 9 or 12 inches of good soil on top enough?
How much additional soil should i have them remove so I have nice soil on top?
For the new soil, how much compost v loam? Since I don't know what is going where,I'm having a hard time figuring it out.
Thank you ever so much