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Hi, I currently live in a new build house. The garden has recently been rotorvated and I have subsequently added a layer of well rotted manure on top. I am now in the process of digging this manure in but the soil is extremely hard and difficult to break down in certain areas. I was wondering what the best way forward would be? Do I need to have the ground re rotorvated so that the soil will combine easily with the manure or will this damage the soil? Thank you!


  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,713

    Sounds like you have clay soil? The best thing, if you're not in a tearing hurry, is to let the worms dig it in for you for now. If it's been dry where you are for a while, as it has here, they clay will be resembling bricks until the next decent rain we get.

    Clay soil does come good but it takes a few seasons

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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