clay soil

  • rain garden

    Drainage Solutions for Heavy Clay Soil

    I recently renovated my courtyard, carefully double digging the clay soil and adding plenty of organic matter. When heavy spring rains arrived, I discovered I had created a giant bathtub.…

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    Amending Clay Soils

    While soils vary considerably across the United States, many gardeners are faced with the challenge of growing plants in heavy clay soil. This may be due to the natural composition…

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    Clay Soil? No Problem!

    Soil is a complex mix of organic materials, mineral particles, living organisms, moisture, and chemical nutrients. Its texture and ability to support plant growth depends on the size of its…

  • Article

    Listen to Your Garden

    Today’s photos come from Marilyn Brackney. She has a wonderful garden and a beautiful, musical way of describing her plants. She’s been gardening about 20 years. Her Indiana garden has…

  • Article

    From Clay to Lilies

    Loree House shared this beautiful garden, and her key to transforming the difficult clay soil she started with: I live in Ozark, Mo., and have been here working diligently in…

  • Article

    Clay Busters

    These tough plants scoff at heavy clay soils

  • How-To

    9 Garden Myths Demystified

    Don't let these classic superstitions waste your time or harm your plants