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I have some areas in my yard that I'd like to landscape, however the soil is clay. What are some ways that I can improve the soil to make it more user friendly?
By Karen from Luthersburg, PA
You need to remove the grass where you will plant and till in some peat moss and some vegetable growing soil like Miracle Grow soil, Sam's Club or something comparable. Or you can save a little money and ad compost or manure if you already have that on hand. Till this in to help lighten the soil.
You can help beat drought like conditions by using some straw on top of soil. It helps reduce the water evaporation process. It is best to not fertilize when in drought like conditions. Fertilizer or manure causes the soil to heat.
It is best to not have compost to close to a building in very warm states or parts of the world. The compost can actually cause a fire.
Good luck with your garden!