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Does clay soil drain well?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
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Also, how do you improve drainage in clay soil?
How to improve clay soil
- Dig over your soil in autumn. Generally the soil is not as damp in early September, so it's easier to turn over with a fork.
- Don't walk on your soil.
- Improve the drainage.
- Plant in spring once the weather has warmed up.
- Dig larger holes when planting.
- Plant on a mound.
- Add plenty of paths and stepping stones.
Similarly, what can I add to clay soil? Amending your soil properly can overcome heavy, compacted clay and get it back on track for healthy lawn and garden growth. Adding materials such as organic compost, pine bark, composted leaves and gypsum to heavy clay can improve its structure and help eliminate drainage and compaction problems.
Also question is, does clay soil hold water?
The soil's ability to retain water is strongly related to particle size; water molecules hold more tightly to the fine particles of a clay soil than to coarser particles of a sandy soil, so clays generally retain more water.
Will water drain through clay?
A minor issue will be that you have standing water after a heavy rainfall for less than a day. Clay soil is more dense than sandy or loamy soil, and therefore, is slower to allow rainwater to filter through it. Minor yard drainage problems like this can usually be corrected by taking steps to improve clay soil.