Soil Amendments
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Old Garden Soil

Anonymous added on March 27, 2014 | Answered

We have clay type soil. It doesn't grow things very well. Our little garden plot is struggling. The soil looks bleached out and clearly lacking nutrients. We're going to add a load of nutra-mulch or something this spring, and are wondering if it's best to remove the top layer of old soil, 2 or 3 inches, before adding the mulch. Or if it doesn't really matter, as the deeper soil won't be any better anyway. Thanks.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 27, 2014

It would be better to amend your clay soil with organic matter prior to adding your mulch. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

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