Amending sandy tropical soil - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Question by prestigeunde
August 31, 2007
What is best to amend a large area of SE Fl tropical sandy soil that does not drain or retain nutrients. Mulch doesn't integrate in to the sand. A load of topsoil?
Thank you Ruth Marx


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Answer from NGA
August 31, 2007

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Ruth,

Some soil is fine but there should be quite a bit of compost in the soil mix. Adding a finely screened compost is a great way to improve sandy soils. In time it decomposes away and some some periodic adding of more will be needed.

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