Dar Helwig wrote:Is it nessessary to know my soil content before I add compost, etc to it or is it ok to just go ahead and add organic matter? I have soil that was added as fill when the house was built in the 1980s. Its a little clayie and also medium dark. I want to add the contents of my compost pile to it and till it in. I also plan to mulch up a lot of leaves this fall and add them either in the fall of wait till spring. They will not be composted but just shredded well.