Thread: Clay Soils
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by dKoester View Post
When it comes to gardens it is easy to fix the clay problem. Organic gardeners fix the clay problem on a regular basis but with lawns that involves a lot of work at the expense of the homeowner.
Well this is what we are trying to talk about,,, what can be done to lawns that is effective, inexpensive and has proven successful over time...
I've done various things over time, but I learned from the farm fields as a child to NOT do any mechanical manipulation of heavy soils when it is too wet because it causes what we refer to as, "Puddling"...

Adding a sandy compost(manure compost is sandy) after plugging a lawn go a long way to enhance infiltration, percolation and drainage from my experience...

If there is disagreement to these issues,,, then a point by point discussion should ensue...
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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