In many gardens and lawns, clay soils pose a difficult challenge in which to grow. Plants and lawns will still grow but it is important to know how to fix a heavy clay soil for the garden and lawn to flourish. The organic matter that is in clay is so small, that water often can not permeate a layer of clay. Consequently clay soil drainage is slow… Continue reading
Anyone who has worked with clay soil knows it can be difficult to work with and just as difficult to achieve healthy plant growth. Finding a long term solution has been elusive. There are a number of popular amendments and practices to try and amend and improve the productivity of clay soil. Continue reading
Would you be surprised to learn that the clay soil that dominates your garden, challenging you at every turn, might have a lot more potential than you think? It’s true. Water might puddle on top of your clay soil creating an environment more inviting to destructive fungus than to healthy plant growth. With the right tools, you can improve your clay… Continue reading
You might question the title of this article and think an article about clay soil should read more like How to Get Anything out of Your Hard Clay Soil. But the truth is clay soil can be very productive. Clay particles can hold nutrients to their surface unlike silt and sand. The trick is opening the clay soil enough for roots to penetrate and for air… Continue reading
The microbes open the soil to create pathways for air, water and nutrients to flow. The nutrients can then be stored in the soil where the plant will have access to them over time. As the soil opens it also invites better root development where they can access the nutrients bound to the soil… Continue reading
Soil treatment is essential when trying to break up hard ground, clay and other dense soils. Amending soil is an important component in achieving a successful garden, beautiful lawn and agricultural productivity. Many people have tried fertilizers and other chemicals to help promote health and growth of their plants without getting improvement… Continue reading
Soil can be in disrepair from a standpoint of growing healthy plants. It is either naturally hard and dense such as clay or it has been damaged by amendments.
Clay soil is hard and dense by nature. The fine clay particles erode into the smallest air pockets that make it hard and dense. There is often a reason… Continue reading