Old 07-31-2011, 12:46 AM
tlc1994 tlc1994 is offline
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Amending soil: new soil or compost?

I have some very poor soil, it`s granite-rich, hard as stone, and drains poorly. I planned on tilling 6 inches down and mixing in compost 50-50, but any compost would just create and feed more weeds. Should I add in topsoil or stick with compost?

This is for a lawn renovation.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:03 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Tilling in a sandy compost is what I would do... otherwise straight compost is better than straight sand... plan on topdressing annually with compost as well because it will always be in the process of breaking down...
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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