Asked on May 4, 2017

What is the best soil amendment for clay soils?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureRos20101075Mir Graham
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  • Gma Kirk
    on May 4, 2017

    Add a layer of organic material- bark, wood chips, and let it break down. You could also grow clover- it is a natural soil amendor, creating its own fertilizer as well as adding nutrients and its own organic material. The roots will help break up and reduce the compaction of the clay.
  • William
    on May 4, 2017

    Peat moss, compost, garden soil, Rototill into the clay.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 4, 2017

    Gyspsum,lime,Top Soil,and peat moss.
  • It mostly depends on what you want to grow but organic matter (like compost) and peat moss help. Some things grow in clay but you should check on the plants you are interested in and see what kind of acidity or pH that plants like and add fertilizer or plant food as needed.
  • Mir Graham
    on May 4, 2017

    gypsum and builders sand will help to create better pockets, but you have to add a compost to the clay with topsoil to balance your soil. If your yard turned clay from lack of water or from too much tap water (hello, desert living), you might want to consider taking a sample up to your local nursery (calloways, etc) and asking what works best for your area.
  • Ros20101075
    on May 4, 2017

    Thanks to all. I will begin to address these recommendations very soon
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