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Soil Compaction Solution

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Depends.....what is there besides soil?

 

If a lawn, areation is obvious.

 

If it is something else you want to save, also aeration.

 

If just bare soil, or something growing you don't want, rototill. But even that depends what it is that is growing that you don't want. You may have to remove the unwanted growth before tilling, or else you may just chop up the roots with the tiller, and make it spread faster.

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Cultivate somehow...a tiller will be fine. Clover requires a prepared seedbed and good soil/seed contact.

 

Sow your seed, rake lightly, then compact the soil with a roller or some other means.

 

A soil test before you go to all of this trouble and expense is a good idea.

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Did the soil test last night; everything came up fine with slightly acidic soil (around 6.5-7.0). Just have compacted soil.

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View PostDid the soil test last night; everything came up fine with slightly acidic soil (around 6.5-7.0). Just have compacted soil.

 

In that case, rototiller..........and 6.5 - 7.0 isn't considered acidic for soil......it is perfect.

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