Luigi Della Vecchia wrote:Hi guys,
does anyone know how to improve clay soil solely adding organic matter on the surface without disturbing the soil structure? Is this even possible? Maybe adding layers of compost and grass clipping and/or wood chips ?
I have an acre and a half, it's about half heavily wooded and half lawn with my house, beds, and the driveway. There are three rows of mature pines. I've been here 13 years, never bag my grass clippings, they've been blown into the lawn all those years. I suspect the previous owners did the same. : I added my sand and the compost, some peat, leafs, and manure into the sod that was there. I dug it up twice. It's much better than the clay that was there. I did that with much of old tomato garden. It's no longer clay. It's a nice loose loam.
Luigi Della Vecchia wrote:Hi John, thank you for the suggestion of adding my location and gardening zone! I am in central Missouri not so far from you I guess. Thank you for your reply I will try planting Daikon Radish and other plants that can help.