TopSoil Tips & information
 
As allot of you might be aware top soil is a great way to improve your soil at home but can it help improve that horrid clay soil which could be damaging your soil as we speak? we are going to talk about the ways in which top soil might be able to help you change the clay soil and help you get a good mixture of soil to plant your veg and plants in.

To begin with you will need to know what clay soil is and how it can affect your garden and your planting plans. Clay soil is very hard and while some robust might be able to make their way through and be able to grow some smaller plants simply wont and will die because of this. We already know that top soil is required to help plants get the bets nutrients they can have and if you have clay soil your garden is likely to lack top soil which is why it is so important to understand how you can rectify this issue and make your garden more friendly to the smaller plants.

Clay soil is very hard to plant in and some plants or bulbs simply won’t have any chance of surviving because of this. Although people think clay soil is all bad it does have some benefits which is why some people choose to leave allot of it and not replace the lot with top soil. Clay soil can keep and lock moisture in very well which makes it very good from that aspect but it simply isn’t very good for planting plants. As you might imagine negatives of clay soil can be massive they include draining slowly, slow warming, very acidy these are to name a few of the issues clay soil might have.

Improving Clay Soil

Improving clay soil can be done very easily and while there are some methods which can cost allot more than others so can be done cheaply and within your own time. Allot of the improvement you could do to your clay soil will be a one off thing and it will only require a small amount of up keep every year just to ensure it still has the stuff it currently lacks.

If you are going to try and improve your chance of making your clay soil better then it’s best to do it all at once rather than small areas at a time while this might cost you more and you will require allot more topsoil it will pay off in the long run. If you don’t re work the whole area you could affect the growing area of your plants which isn’t ideal as you don’t want plants which have only grown to have the size they should have.

Topsoil is the very best way to improve your clay soil having top soil contains all the nutrients etc which the clay soil lacks. Having said this you will need to ensure you have enough top soil to be able to provide all of the clay soil with the ingredients it needs to become richer and more beneficial to your plants.

There is allot of talk about the methods which could help your clay soil but we have done this and it does work although it is a long process and you won’t see instant results adding top soil to your clay soil can help reduce all the acid and provide the soil with the nutrients it needs. It’s so simple to do and will only require about a day to fully change your entire garden. You will need to ensuring you dig all of the top soil in properly to ensure it is all changed if any of the clay soil is left un turned then your plants again might struggle to grow.

 


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