clay - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by moms27597
September 9, 2010
any thing can do to make clay soil able to grow plants also anything can use to make clay soil change to be able to put a leach field in for septic lines to absorb liquid better or 2 an existing leach field clay doesn't abobsorb water if too much rain or to many times washing clothes & dishes or showers something to break the clay down changing it's property texture


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Answer from NGA
September 9, 2010

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You can amend clay soil with organic matter such as compost to help loosen it and help it drain faster, but this only works for garden beds. There's not much you can do around your septic field other than to have it re-engineered and include gravel lined trenches or pits to hold the excess leachate until it finally drains into the ground. Why not check with your local cooperative extension office for some suggestions? Contact NC State University, Wilson County cooperative extension,
1806 SW Goldsboro St, Wilson, NC 27893, phone (252) 237-0111.

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