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Can you till pine needles into Texas clay soil to lighten it?

I have Texas soil which has a lot of clay in it, I also have Pinetrees, can I till Pineneedles into the soil to loosen it and make it where I can grow azaleas

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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 03/18/2019 @ 10:23 am

In areas with compacted soil that retains water, working conifer needles into the ground will increase aeration, which improves drainage. For quickly draining soils that cannot retain adequate amounts of water, adding conifer needles increases organic matter, giving moisture something to hold on to and allowing plants more time to absorb it.
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