So like any good, conscientious metal detectorist, I want an area to look like I was never there after I leave. I see guys/gals from other areas digging plugs in nice rich soil, and then it looks like they were never there.
I practiced in my yard, and what we have here in Florida is a sand/soil mix that doesn't clump or stay together at all. The 'grass' roots seem to be very shallow, and and even if I just try and pop the grass layer, even that seems to fall apart. I thought it was maybe my yard, but it's the same in the parks and tot-lots I've hit, so I guess it's Florida. I do the best I can to replace the 'plug' (or reasonable facsimile of a plug), but it looks like !!!!.
Is this how it is in all of Florida? Do you guys just do the best you can, and move on? I don't leave holes, but 95% of the time it's obvious it was dug. Is there a trick to dealing with FL's pseudo-soil?