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    What would you recommend to do to the garden soil that is way too compact?

    Read that compost might help improve the soil structure

    Any other idea?

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    compost is great for that, it will improve drainage and airate the soil, a lot of garderners mix their spent planter/basket etc compost into their soil.
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    you could also mix some Perlite in with soil, it allows for better drainage, etc

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    Thank you all. I tried just that i added compost to the soil after asking a friend to dig out the soil with a JCB. It was just too hard to plant any trees. I'll see the results in a few months

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    Sorry never see this thread, sand or 10mm gravel

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    Ahh it's a place that's less visited i think.

    Anybody tried rocksand? I wonder if it helps or just will make the soil compact again
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    Rock sand? Dunno never heard of it, find suppliers go punch a bag, question answered

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    Rock sand is what they call stones they crushed into 2 mm average diameter.

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