Rich Points wrote:Hey All,
I'm in mid central lower Michigan and we have lots and lots of sand. We have 12 acres with sandy roadways and paths throughout. We recently had a thaw and everything turned into a muddy mess with puddles all around.
I've been learning about building soil with mulch like woodchips and other organic matter. I know this would help buffer the excess water but it might not be a good idea for a roadway/path. I've been thinking about spreading charcoal in the worst affected areas.
What can I do to prevent this wet muddy mess?
S Bengi wrote:Oh I got one.
Metal 'scissors' to dig trenches to drain the 'swamp'.
F Agricola wrote:I suggest your farm is a prime candidate to use Keyline Design principles to aid water infiltration and improve soil fertility.
There's many online sites, just Google: 'Keyline Design' or 'Keyline Farming'.