Durango, Colorado has a lot of clay in it’s soil. It causes many gardeners, landscapers and contractors grief at times. It can create a muddy mess and prevent plants from really thriving.
We are often asked about what to do about our clay soils here in Durango. Here is the question:
“I’m researching clay soil and came across this product – http://www.soiltech.net/what-is-soiltech. They only sell to commercial businesses and I was wondering if Dave at Gardenhart Landscape & Design knows of any way to treat compacted soil, what he might think about this and maybe order a sample that I can use.”
I saw liquid gypsum that is supposed to be good according to the website. Of course, the one above says it’s much better than liquid gypsum. Do you know anything about liquid gypsum and how effective it is?
Amend your soil with organic ingredients such as compost or premium soil
suggestion. Our other favorite bagged amendment is from Back to Earth, cotton burr compost and is generally for clay soils.
Overall, it is very important to determine what type of soil that you have in your yard, so that you can figure out what type of amendment to use. Any plants that require constant feeding of nutrients should regularly get additional fertilizer every year, plus some sort of compost or amendment.