Heavy or Clay soil tips

Do you have a problem with the soil in your garden?

is it heavy or clay and frustrating you no end?… there is no easy fix, sadly it will take some hard work, but the end result will be worth it, here is some advice and information

WHAT IS HEAVY OR CLAY SOILS

Heavy, or clay soils are those that have finer or small particles that during the warmer/drier months, become hard and cement like and during the wetter/cooler months tend to be very sticky and compacted.
These soils can be high in nutrient, but are often slow draining, difficult to work with and take too much time to warm up in spring. These types of soil structure need to be corrected before any plantings are to occur, to improve water drainage, air through soil, for better root development and the encouragement of beneficial soil organisms such as earthworms, nematodes and microbes.

HOW TO IMPROVE SOIL
Compost, compost, compost…. The more the better, to change the heavy soil, you need to change structure and the best way to do so is by adding composts and digging up clumps of the hardened or soggy areas to allow air and water penetration. Fork through or turn over Large amounts of either manure, gypsum ( clay breaker), compost, peat moss, course sand, fine crushed rock, garden lime or leaves from deciduous plants, or a combination of any of the above will help.

MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOST
Make your own rich crumbly compost to improve your garden beds and soil by either using a large bin or section in your garden where you can layer garden debris/leaves, grass clippings, vegie scraps, garden lime, blood n bone, peat, animal manures and sugar cane mulch…. Liquid feed it once every month or so and turn the heap on a weekly basis to help it decay and break down before putting it in your soil or on your garden. Your plants will love the nutrient.

ONCE YOU HAVE IMPROVED YOUR SOIL QUALITY, IT IS NOW TIME TO COME AND SEE US AT PADDYS PLANTS AND GRAB SOME GREAT QUALITY GARDEN PLANTS TO SHOW OFF QAND HIGHLIGHT THAT HARD WORK YOU HAVE JUST DONE.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON YOUR NEXT VISIT

HAPPY GARDENING

PADDY

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