Sand often is added to clay soils to help drainage, but it doesn’t work, says soil expert Steven Zien, who cites sand grains’ size as a problem. Instead, use aged compost.
Sand often is added to clay soils to help drainage, but it doesn’t work, says soil expert Steven Zien, who cites sand grains’ size as a problem. Instead, use aged compost. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Sand often is added to clay soils to help drainage, but it doesn’t work, says soil expert Steven Zien, who cites sand grains’ size as a problem. Instead, use aged compost. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
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Clay soil needs compost, not sand

March 03, 2017 8:00 AM

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