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 03-09-2008, 18:28 Post: 152031
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DIRT CHEAP ----------Was on my way into town and the State was cleaning out the road ditch less than a mile from me.
Stopped and told them I had a place to dump the dirt if they needed one.
They delivered me 3 truck loads.
Nothing like free dirt when you have a tractor !

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 03-09-2008, 22:50 Post: 152039
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As a contractor I love hearing these type of stories.

No such thing as a free lunch. Or dirt.

Around these parts, we use road salt--tons and tons of it. In fact the southeast area of Michigan is located right over a huge deposit of salt.

Guess where the salt runs off into when the snow melts? The ditch.

Where did you get the dirt from?
The ditch.

Hmmmm. Do non-saltwater plants like salt?
Noooooooo.

Cattails might like it and some exotic weeds too.






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 03-10-2008, 07:47 Post: 152045
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Salt is not a problem here but the trash that is in the road ditch and even mixed in the dirt is. Been there, matter of fact 5 years later still cleaning it up each time dirt is turned. kt






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 03-10-2008, 08:24 Post: 152047
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No salt problem here at least on the gravel roads. I used to get lots of free dirt form the county when they cleaned ditches. It did have some beer cans and a bit of crushed rock that the snowplows pushed in the ditch mixed in, but aside from that it was good topsiol that had washed into the ditches during a high water epesode. No free dirt anymore here, now they haul it to the county landfill and cover the layers of garbage with it, a zillion tons of good Iowa topsiol gone forever. Frank.






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