Heather Kuder
Heather Kuder
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  • Springfield, MO
Asked on Jul 15, 2018

What's the difference in the dirt around my house?

Heather KuderRedcatcecRockyroad


What's the difference in the dirt? Around my house the dirt is to me hard figured normal, but my moms house a few house up from me the dirt is hard and much lighter in color! The dirt at my mom where I dug into yesterday normally had a year's reg. Garden there and with all the goodness put into it! There hasn't been and veggies garden plant in the last say 6-7 years with doubt that matters!

4 answers
  • Heather Kuder
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Ok not sure if I asking right Q! When it come to growing plants well my dirt is what I thought normal color, but my moms dirt in wide open area direct sun is more yellowish brown! So what's the difference?
  • Rockyroad
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Not sure exact ques ! Where do you live? Soil varies in different areas , obviously . For the most part , darker soil better , more organic matter , less sandy , but does depend where you live . If you Mom's is hard , could be clay, which isn't as porous and not great . Much could depend on excavation /backfill when house was built .
  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi Heather,
    That was my thought too, the contractor brought in dirt from a different location that was available at that time. Another possible explanation could be a previous owner ( if there was one) added fill dirt and got a different quality than you or your mother.
  • Heather Kuder
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Yes well my nanny and poppy witch are my mom parent passed away and lived there before my mom was born in 50's and in area I dug into was always the best garden in naborhood very large one adding cow or horse manure and other gd stuff, but nothing been done to that area for over 7 years now once my grandparents health went down hill!

    I just truely wanted to bring there always amazing garden back to life! For me and my mom sence she now lives 2 houses up from me! Plus I feel my nanny & poppy sport around that house and yard all the time so wanna make him proud watching me! I also wonder if maybe sence it hasn't been touch for last couple year that if I can get someone to give it a real good tilling and add gd does of coffee grounds and manure!?

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