How can I revitalize my soil that was sprayed with Roundup?

How can my garden soil overcome an area where some Roundup was sprayed?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 03, 2019

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  • Huntress Huntress on Aug 03, 2019

    I would take out the top layer, put it in bags, tied up and sprinkle the area with baking soda. Let that stand for a couple of days and repeat process of taking off top level, bagging n discarding. Go to home improvement store and buy the cheapest topsoil, Lowes has Evergreen top soil for $1.59. Spread that out, sprinkle Epsom salt and take it together and water comp!etely. This is how I got mine clear when someone sprayed chemicals on an area of mine. The baking soda neutralizes, and the topsoil and Epsom salt will make the base before planting again. I did use a few more bags of topsoil when I did get ready to plant just to be sure. The reason I said rake the baking soda after letting it sit is the baking soda is a neutralizer, and removing it and adding the other topsoil with the Epsom salt puts minerals back in the soil. Also don't get fooled with by garden soil, all you need is the top soil, it's cheaper and you will fertilize to whatever you put in that area. Hope this helps.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 03, 2019

    Just buy bagged---garden manure( 1 bag)clean organic compost(1 bag)top soil(2 bags)[These are ratios to use don't know how large the area is] mix together and add/spread over as top dressing this will restore much needed microbes for soil to be healthy also buying and adding Nematodes,Microbes and Redworms or Red Wrigglers is best thing you can do for your soil. Don't add a bunch of stuff to already stressed out soil baking soda, epsom salts, fertilzers are all chemicals too & will kill off microbes in soil .They should only be added if you have done soil test and it is lacking in certain elements/minerals. Which then it should be really replaced with some type of organic compost first. here is example of microbes another Uncle Jims Worm farm this is the best 200.00 you can spend on soil amendments without any work just dump them in your yard/garden. Short term use of Round-Up will not really damage soil , only when it is built up over long term, constant use are it's effects damaging/irreversible. The above info. on helping soil should be practiced whether anyone has used Round-Up or not.Mother Nature is pretty resilient even with all the stuff we continue to do to her.

  • Mary Elaine Shean Mary Elaine Shean on Aug 03, 2019

    Thanks so much, will try.