The quality of the soil is of great importance for those who plan to grow vegetables, berries, etc. With “poor soil” you should not count on a rich harvest. Plants will lack nutrients. Therefore, sometimes you need to get rid of an overabundance of bad soil and organize garden waste collection.
Clay often dilutes the soil. It will cause a lot of trouble and problems. After digging a well, foundation pit, cellar, other construction and landscape work, a lot of clay remains.
Where to put clay on the site
Clay soil in the UK does not harm plants such as: chrysanthemums, lilacs, red currants, viburnum, shadberry, jasmine, thuja, pine, etc. Onions, legumes, tomatoes, some varieties of potatoes, beets, carrots feel good in loamy soil.
- In order not to take out such soil, you can add peat, sawdust, sand, tree bark, compost (in autumn). Then dig with a shovel or mix with a pitchfork.
- You can scatter in the corners of the site and pour a little compost, dry grass on top.
- Clay is a valuable material. From it you can make borders along the contour of the near-stem circles of fruit and other trees. Water will not leave when watering and after rain.
- Use clay to putty gaps, walls in buildings (chicken coop, barn, bathhouse, etc.).
Add organic matter to the soil: compost, humus. This will make the ground looser. They loosen well and make the soil like bark fluff, coniferous needles.
Sawdust is not recommended. In extreme cases, rotted sawdust. Plant green manure crop in early autumn: mustard, clover or other similar plants.