Gardening Articles: Care :: Soil, Water, & Fertilizer
Improving Clay Soil (page 2 of 2)
by National Gardening Association Editors
Improving soil takes time, so don't expect overnight results. On the other hand, if you follow the above steps you should notice some improvement each year. Within a few years, you'll have rich, plant-friendly soil.
Add compost any time. However, if you are tilling in fresh or uncomposted organic matter, such as a cover crop, leaves, or straw, wait at least a few weeks before planting to allow the material to break down.
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