If dense, dry dirt is giving you fits, don’t give up, you can actually improve clay soil. You can have clay soil and still have the lawn and garden of your dreams. In fact, did you know that clay soil can actually be better than top soil because of its ability to hold nutrients?
With ClayMend you can easily and effectively unlock that potential. ClayMend can improve your clay soil by improving the environment of the soil. As a result this can lead to an increase in true organic activity. Soil pH can improve due to this activity and it works in improving the flow of air and water. Furthermore, as a result of these improvements the clay soil can encourage more robust root growth.
What causes clay soil to become dense?
The problems with clay soil are caused by its physical makeup and its nutrient composition. It makes it quite difficult to improve clay soil. So what causes it to become dense?
Dispersed microscopic clay particles
Excess salt and sodium from environmental agents (which cause dispersion)
Irrigation by well water, reservoir water or other water high in salt
What problems are caused by clay soil?
Clay soil particles can hold nutrients (unlike sand and silt). Unfortunately the dense structure of clay soil can restrict nutrients from getting in the soil or lock up nutrients that are in the soil. Here are other results:
Poor air flow
Limited water reaching roots
Excessive amount of water lost through evaporation
Fungus due to improper drainage
Restricted activity of microbes
Restricted activity of macro organisms such as earthworms
Suppressed root development
Nitrate runoff into downstream water
Are you tired of lugging heavy bags of gypsum or other heavy materials to fix your clay soil?
Traditionally bulk materials such as gypsum or lime are lugged in to amend clay soil. See our page How ClayMend Works to learn how ClayMend is a smarter solution that is much easier to use.
How can I soften my clay soil?
Understandably, homeowners often like to try do-it-yourself methods first. There are so many products and so much conflicting information online that can make you overwhelmed and confused. How do you sort the fact from fiction? There are some things you can do that may have short-term results. Here’s a quick rundown of some things you can try:
• Lime. If you have acidic soil such as Georgia Red Clay, the lime can help reduce it. (This will eventually be lost with high rainfall, but it can help temporarily. Keep in mind that most soil is alkaline, and adding lime will make things worse.)
• Gypsum. A popular soil amendment, gypsum is a sulfate mineral that can help breaks clay apart. The effect will last only for a few months. (However, keep in mind that the calcium in gypsum can add to the alkalinity of high-alkaline soil and make it worse.)
• Compost. We always encourage the use of compost! But it takes a really long time to improve clay soil due to the poor microbial activity. Thus, the process to extract nutrients is slow.
A long-term solution to clay soil may seem elusive, but it is possible.
For robust, healthy growth in clay soil, you have to get to the root of the problem. You must restructure the soil so that microbes can survive and thrive.
The founders of HumicGreen have worked with soil science pioneers to develop ClayMend, a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and affordable all natural product that will improve clay soil. It will transform the structure of your soil; increase microbial activity, natural aeration, and drainage; and make the clay’s rich nutrients available to roots. Best of all, you’ll be able to wean your lawn and garden off the habitual excessive use of fertilizer. Read more about how ClayMend works.
ClayMend is a Soil Amendment that Gets to the Root of the Problem
It works to change and improve the structure of clay soil and to improve its ability to create and store nutrients.
A better solution is ClayMend that will work to improve clay soil in many areas.
As a liquid soil amendment it is easy to apply to lawns, shrubs, trees, flowers or vegetables. It is able to get into soils where traditional amendments for clay soil are impractical. ClayMend can be applied to these areas and then rinsed off of the vegetation. It is not harmful to the vegetation. However, it needs to get down into the soil. That is where it will work to improve clay soil and ultimately where improvements to lawns and plants occur.
ClayMend will help improve clay soil by improving many aspects of the soil, preparing it for a spectacular lawn and garden.
Cumulative improvements can result with repeat applications.
Space applications at 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Bring life to your soil today with ClayMend
♦ Open hard, clay soil
♦ Improve water permeation
♦ Increase aeration
♦ Encourage root growth
♦ Balance soil pH
♦ Have a vibrant lawn and garden
♦ Use less fertilizer
♦ Invest in a healthier environment
See What Our Satisfied Customers Have to Say!
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Brought Our Flower Bed to Life
The soil in West Kaysville is clay and salty. When we built our house we brought in good planting soil for all but one flower bed in our yard. All the beds with the good soil grew well, but we could never get plants to grow in the bed that we didn’t add good top soil. We tried everything from Myke to Miracle Grow for nearly 5 years and nothing ever worked. Then last year we heard about HumicGreen ClayMend and decided to give it a try. We applied it to our bad flower bed and by summer the plants were growing a-maz-ing! Honestly, I couldn’t believe it worked that fast. The flowers were huge and beautiful and the puny Rose of Sharon plants exploded. We had some left over from the bed, so we tried it in our garden and the results were awesome. The peaches were bigger than ever. This product really works!
What a difference!
I wish I’d taken “before” pictures, because the difference after just two applications is quite remarkable and I just don’t think people will believe how bad the clay was. I’m also thinking the ClayMend was responsible for the second bloom on my weigela, by way of making the nutrients in the clay more accessible. After the first application I spaded up big clods. Then I did another application and honestly, those clods were breaking apart right before my eyes. I didn’t touch them! I will be purchasing more because I’ve only done two-thirds of the way around the house so far and I have a lot more planting I’d like to do. Now I can spend my money on plants instead of landscaper fees to ready the ground for planting!
I have used the product for about a year. Sometimes when I’m out mowing my lawn, people driving down my street will stop and tell me I have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood. The neighbor’s milkman and his young son even knocked on my door one day because his son noticed there we’re no brown spots on my lawn and wondered what my secret was. Thanks Humic Green!
It Worked Wonders!
Unfortunately, I had my English Laurel bush trimmed by a very inexperienced person. It was in such bad shape I thought it would have to be removed. I was upset, as it had been there a number of years and would leave a large bare spot at my front door. At my Neighbors suggestion, I applied ClayMend and Humic Granules around “Winston” as I call him; and it worked wonders. He is almost as good as new. P.S. The Nasturtiums around the base outdid themselves!
I tested ClayMend and it works! Late last fall just before the first snow storm I harrowed a 1.5 acre dry farm field to breakup the soil surface and then applied ClayMend at the rate of 1 gallon per acre. This dry farm field is a combination of grass and alfalfa planted 7 years ago. Over the past 7 years crop production had gone down and was very poor. After applying ClayMend last fall the yeild this year was amazing, given the dry winter and spring. The total crop yeild was 101 70 lb. bails of hay (67 bails per acre. The 3.5 acre dry farm field next to the 1.5 acre dry farm field, that was not treated with ClayMend, produced 129 70 lb. bails of hay (36 bails per acre.The end result, the field treated with ClayMend produced 82% more hay than the field not treated with ClayMend. This was a good test because both fields are dry farms re-planted 7 years ago with the exact same seed combination of grass and alfalfa. ClayMend works! I am going to apply it to all of my fields this fall.
I used claymend on my lawn this spring and I will say this is the best my lawn has ever looked through out the hot summer months we have in Nevada. It stayed bright green even in July and August. My neighbors all ask what i use on my lawn as it is they best lawn they have seen. It really works.
I live in Las Vegas and was having a hard time getting my grass to look healthy. We have a lot of clay in our soil and my grass was having a very hard time growing. In spots it looked blotchy and sparce. I tried different products and nothing seemed to help. My son recommended Claymend. I could not believe the difference! It is now healthy and beautiful. I even had some professional lawn care workers come over to my house to ask me what I was using on my grass! Thank you for making such an excellent product! I recommend it to all my friends.
Thank you so much!
I love ClayMend and I have recommended it to many. My friend moved from Georgia to Tennessee and complained about standing water after rains and how hard the soil was to work because of clay. I told her about ClayMend and she ordered a large amount for their lawn and flower beds. I told my local Lawn and Garden store in Amarillo, TX about it because the soil here is thick, sticky clay when wet and hard as cement when dry. I have large flower beds around our fence line and next to our house. I lost new shrubs all of the time because they would get root rot from water not draining. ClayMend solved all of my problems!!! I applied it first in 2013 and to this day I have soft, workable soil. I ordered it again because I have a few trouble spots and it makes our grass look insane and my flowers are beautiful!!
I used your ClayMend product again and let me tell you how impressed I am! This is an amazing product!