What can I do to make the soil in my backyard more moist?

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Good morning, the soil in my backyard is very dry. What can I do to make the soil more moist?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2017
    For a garden or for a lawn?

  • Joa17667316 Joa17667316 on Apr 26, 2017
    Turn your soil over and mix in manure...it needs nourishment. Maybe there is too much
    acidity within your soil. Have it tested.

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 26, 2017
    If you live in a sandy area, all you can do is water water water. Never cut your lawn shorter than 3 inches tall. This will hold moisture in and shade the grass.

  • Mar21088548 Mar21088548 on Apr 26, 2017
    bio-char will hold moisture and also good bacteria for your garden...carbon tested to 1,000 years...it acts like a hotel for the good things your plants need and they hold your water....there is lots on the internet about bio-char and how to make your own and how to ''activate'' it...water crystals will hold water for up to 7 years but bio-char for longer than a few of our generations.

  • David Ogden David Ogden on Apr 26, 2017
    peat moss