Another topic, but hey, I've come across a little six acre plot of land we might be able to buy down here, owner financing and all...and I mean, mostly a pipe dream, but I'm also just plain curious!
Florida is sandy. Insanely sandy. I'm pretty sure that even up by highway 20, a good twenty miles inland, it's mostly still sand. The property has two acres of nice blueberries and grapes, which is cultivated, but the rest is thinned scrub -- which could mean anything from pines and the occasional massive stand of prickly pears and palmettos to just thick saplings! It looks somewhat clear from the aerial, which is nice, but I'm concerned about soil here; for now or whenever I settle down.
How do you raise the soil quality? Is it a matter of scraping away the top later of crap and dragging in topsoil? Mixing topsoil with sand? Just sowing a crapton of hay seed and hoping for the best? What are the costs? Again, this is mostly just purely scholarly; one of the few areas that I just haven't been able to find much about! So here, I have this lovely resource of intelligent people -- and I ask you, intelligent people! Do you have any experience with this?