boggy soil - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by djg2prn
September 20, 2009
I have a small area that I have planted various shrubs and plants, but the soil feels

Answer from NGA
September 20, 2009
You can improve boggy soils with the addition of organic matter which will help loosen the soil and allow it to drain faster. It's hard to amend soils that are already planted so you may want to dig the plants up, amend the soil, then replant. Amend by spreading 4-5 inches of compost over the top and digging it in to a depth of about 10 inches. Once the amendments are well incorporated, replant your shrubs and perennials. The soil should drain much faster and the fibrous tree roots won't be such a problem. Best wishes with your garden!

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