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What to do when planting in mostly clay area?

by | Mar 29, 2010 | Ask Pahl's Market, Resources, Market News

Dear Dee,

What can I do when I will be planting trees and shrubs in a mostly clay area?

Chris Clay

Dear Chris Clay,

My best advise to you is dig the hole not only deep enough but wide enough also. After this is accomplished add some soil conditioner, peat moss, and also incorporate some of the existing back fill from the original hole. Mix it together, filling the hole gradually, and patting down to insure no open spaces. Cover the hole with the above mixture until you reach the line where the dirt was on the ball of the tree. One last piece of advice is do not over water especially in a mostly clay area.

Sincerely Dee

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