My back yard is a tool breaking, back breaking mound of sticky, hard GUMBO! The only digging you can do is with a fork, never a shovel. If you soak everything first, you actually get 2 to SIX inches taller as the stuff sticks to your shoes. And then there are the roots. The coop is near a HUGE dead cedar three and the roots may require TNT. Any suggestions. PLEASE!