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Q.Reuse Clay Soil From Excavation

Zone London | Joelsim added on March 23, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I have a lot of clay soil dug from my home extension foundations, and wanted to know if this could be spread over the garden. I would then cover or mixed this clay with a top soil at a later date for growing a lawn? Has anyone ever done anything similar or have any advice? Just wondered if it was possible to reuse rather than skipping it all. Many thanks

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Answered on March 25, 2020

I would not recommend that. It will create layer of soil that water will not be able to get passed. This could create very bad flooding in the area.

Clay soil needs to be well amended before using in an application such as this.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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Answered on March 25, 2020

Thanks BushDoctor

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