How do I break up clay soil for gardening?

Answer TillingDig moist soil with a spading fork or rototiller. Break up large clods with a spading fork or shovel. Leave remaining clods out to dry and crumble. Wet these clods lightly and rake them into... Read More »

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How do i amend clay soil for organic gardening?

AmendmentsAdd organic matter annually to the soil, preferably compost or composted manure. Add as much as you can afford to buy. You can also add coarse sand, but don't use soft builders sand; soft... Read More »

How do I break down clay soil?

Break down clay content by amending the soil with added composted material spread over the clay and tilling it in to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Determining how much compost to use can be done by che... Read More »

Can gypsum be used to break up clay soil?

If hard clay soil makes it difficult to garden, gypsum is the answer. According to, adding gypsum to garden soil will not produce results overnight. However, with repeated application... Read More »

How do i improve bad soil for gardening?

CompostCombine compost with the bad soil to alter the composition of the soil. Compost is made from organic waste, which creates a rich growing environment. For bad soil, the ideal mix is 50 percen... Read More »