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How do you break down clay soil quickly?

Asked by Linda White on September 16, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping


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The first step is to add gypsum to the soil. Apply gypsum at 1 kilo per square metre, digging this into the top 10-15cm well. Gypsum works on the clay, breaking it up into small crumbly pieces making it easier to work with and also improves drainage.

Is Clay easier to dig wet or dry? The fine particles in clay bind together, becoming like rock when they're dry. Wet clay isn't much easier to work with, because it's dense, sticky and difficult to dig out without the shovel becoming_stuck.

Can you leave roots in the ground? yes you should leave all annual roots in the soil, will they all be decomposed by next year, no. corn will not and neither will some others, but they still will be adding humus to the soil. No youdon't have to dig them out to plant, just push the new seeds in between the old roots.

Can you turn clay into good soil? But with all the hard work, clay soil has its benefits. It has the capacity to hold on tonutrients that your plants need, and it also holds moisture better than other soil types. With some amendments, you can turn your sticky clay into humus-rich, fertile goodness that your plants will thank you for.