Soil Amendments
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How can I improve the soil in my yard?

Zone Farmersville TX 75442 | Anonymous added on June 29, 2019 | Answered

The man who lived here before us ran a concrete sawing business. Water is poured on the concrete as it is sawed and then vacuumed up before it can run off. The man poured this mixture of water and concrete dust in a low spot, roughly 30x40 feet, of what is now our yard. Nothing grows there now but a few weeds. There is too much to simply scrape off or dig up and our budget does not permit us to buy loads of top soil. We have began a compost pile that should help in time, is there anything else we can do in the meantime?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 30, 2019

Start with a soil test; then you know exactly what you have and how to began amending it!
Your County Extension Office can help you with this.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

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