orchidgal said:I don't even like to call it soil -- it's terrible - we all know that and we spend a lot of time amending it.
I read somewhere (don't remember where), that you can use cat litter to add to our soil (depending on where you live in Florida, as some of you may have some some clay). Here on the east coast , and close to the beach -- it's sand ! I remember the article stating that you should only use non-clumping clay-based cat litter. I've never seen it in the pet stores of wally-mart because I did look there a long time ago (even though I don't have cats). Last week, I found it at Tractor Supply when I went there for bird seed.
I haven't used this cat litter yet; maybe I should do some more research. I'm thinking that I could just dig some tiny holes in the flower beds and just sprinkle some in -- it may help hold some of the nutrients longer.
The old farmer's saw said:
Sand into clay is money thrown away.
Clay into sand is money in hand.