With the exception of coastal areas or the southwestern desert, most people who live in North America have to deal with clay in their soils.
Clay has a tendency to become compacted, reduce water infiltration rates and lock up key nutrients in the soil.
There are many ways to combat these issues, the most popular is mechanically, through aeration, but there is also a less invasive way to condition the soil and improve the environment so your lawn and plants can thrive.
This method is to apply soil amendments such as gypsum or limestone.
The main ingredient in each of these naturally occurring organic materials is calcium and it is the calcium that breaks up the soil profile; reducing compaction, increasing water infiltration rates and increasing soil nutrient availability to the plant.
Adding soil amendments is a very safe and effective method to eliminating poor soil conditions caused by heavy clay.
NatraTurf's HydroSave is great example of this. Made from extremely pure gypsum, it is an extremely effective organic option for improving clay soils.
Sprinkling on HydroSave will help break up the ground, reduce your need to water and help your plants thrive!
If you have any questions I can answer about your clay soil, please comment below!
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