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This particular article is about gardening, and how sometimes soil can become an issue. In order for your plants and vegetables to grow the soil must be handled a particular way. Not to mention the items it needs in it to really perform well. The soil must have minerals and it must not be compact. When it becomes compact it does not allow air to move freely, as well as water so that minerals can be dispersed evenly. When soil is compacted it can not perform these tasks. However there are ways to solve the problem if it ever occurs.

Key Takeaways:

  • If your lawn or garden has brown spots even though you watered both diligently, it could be due to soil compaction.
  • If weeds are taking over or you have quackgrass, knotweed, or chicory, your soil probably needs some attention.
  • To alleviate a soil compaction problem, add organic compost to your soil, which will loosen it almost immediately.

“Soil compaction is most likely to happen to heavier soils like clay or loam; however, when heavy equipment travels over it, even sandy soil can become compacted.”

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