Most of us are not blessed with a choice of soil. We're stuck with what we've got.
And it seems like wherever I move, I get stuck with clay. By comparison to the ...
If your garden has heavy clay soil, you know what a challenge it can pose to
plants, not to mention gardeners. Heavy clay drains slowly, meaning it stays ...
Clay soil is hard to work, but loaded with nutrients. Adjusting a low pH by adding
lime helps make those nutrients more readily available for plants.
Feb 10, 2015 ... ... the Miracle-Gro in the world, but it won't mean a thing if you have clay heavy
soil. Get information on how to improve clay soil from this article.
In addition to the drawbacks mentioned above, clay
also has the following negative qualities:
your clay soil
will take a bit of work, but the good news is that the work you do will instantly improve
the structure of your soil
and make it easier to work with. ... More »
While changing a soil's basic texture is very difficult, you can improve its structure
--making clay more porous, sand more water retentive--by adding amendments.
Feb 19, 2003 ... The best way to improve clay soils is to mix organic materials thoroughly with
existing soil, explained Ann Marie VanderZanden, Master ...
There are lots of types of organic matter available for gardening but not all of
them will help improve clay soil. It needs to be coarse. Avoid fine-textured
Mar 7, 2014 ... Gardeners in certain regions frequently ask about how to improve clay soil.
Lighten up your heavy clay soil by using organic matter, sand and ...
matter, clay soils lose their structure and become cloddy and compact if ... merely
as fillers to increase the percentage of large pores and to improve the soil ...