PATH Tip of the Day: Compact Clay Soils

With summer bearing down hard on our compact clay soil, aka “Black Gumbo Clay” here in North Texas (especially around White Rock Lake), moisture is surly becoming a commodity. Cracking soil exposes the flora roots, and the subsoil fauna that helps the roots eat.

Composting our soil is key for plant uptake of the amazing abundance of minerals our local soil has compared to other type soils.  Compost will actually chelate the high amount of minerals naturally in our clay making it some of the best soil in the nation for plant absorption. Composting chart courtesy of PATH. For copies email

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