Sandy soil - Knowledgebase Question

long beach, Ca
Question by lailani60
April 3, 2010
what kind of much do i need to add on a sandy soil?

Answer from NGA
April 3, 2010


Sandy soil drains really quickly but it doesn't hold nutrients and you'll need to water more frequently unless you amend your soil with compost or aged manure. Spread 3-4 inches of compost or other organic matter over the top of the soil and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. The organic matter will help the soil hold moisture and nutrients. Enjoy your garden!

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