about a year ago I had my back yard cleaned up and sod laid down. I'm pretty
sure I remember the gardener using a tiller
however now I have a section that isnt growing like the rest and the soil
seem much harder than the rest. What would be the procedure to soften up
this soil? Isnt there something you can throw down on the soil to make is
I kinda have to agree - even though all the garden books and experts
recommend gypsum. I cleaned out a local garden center at the end of one
season. Took all the gypsum they had left. Still had to build up with tons
of compost. But hey - that was for my garden area. The grass growws great
in the clay I have - can't kill it despite plowing snow over it, dragging
logs across it, etc.
Gypsum applications can reduce effects of compaction only if it was caused
by sodium-saturated exchange complexes in the soil. Gypsum will not reduce
compaction if compaction is caused by other factors. A specialized soil
test performed by a soil lab can reveal if sodium has saturated the
Because in permanent crops when you have sodium built up, putting gypsum on
top of the soil is not an efficient way to get sodium reduction, because
there is very little soluble calcium in it. And that's what displaces
Hope that helps you Sarge.
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