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Old 06-24-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dc240nt View Post
Im in the Red River Valley, Fargo/Moorhead area of NW MN. Our soil is very heavy clay, thus "Clay County". Just getting average rainfall around here is enough to compact the soil. Aeration is very big business around here. Now you get 25 miles east and its a different story. But right here soil compaction, thus sparse turf, is very common. The area's Im concerned about in my yard have been over seeded every year for the past 6 years and still very little growth. Yea, I have grass, but its thin, seems its always been a struggle.

Do you add ammendments, such as a sandy compost, to your turf after aerating???

oftentimes, too much water on clay soils suffocates the root zones and cause thin turf as a result... do you have irrigation and is the clay able to dry out b4 the next irrigation event???
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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