Soil Building Amendments

Soil Building Amendments

An amendment is anything added to the soil that improves its physical condition. This usually means organic matter. Organic and conventional growers alike use organic matter to improve soil condition. Organic matter improves soil condition, no matter what the extreme. Amendments fluff compacted soils, while stabilizing loose ones. It improves drainage, while holding onto water. It breaks up cloddy clay soil or aggregates sandy granular ones into crumbly aggregates, the building block of good soil.

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