How to improve my soil?
How do I improve clay soil?
There are drawbacks to clay soil, namely slow draining, slow to warm in spring, and compaction being the main ones, but all is not lost there are also benefits to this type of soil as well. It tends to be more nutrient rich than some of the other types, holding particles such as calcium, potassium and magnesium as it is negatively charged.
Improving clay soil will take some work but any work that you do will immediately improve the structure of the soil.
By adding Biochar Soil Improver, you will not only de-compact the soil, you will also be improving the drainage and aeration. Allowing the roots of plants to gain an increased supply of natural biology, and helping establishment in the soil and good root growth.
How do I improve sandy soil?
Sandy soils are essentially made up of tiny little rocks, they are low in nutrient and often acidic in nature.
Adding biochar and additional organic matter the soil will hold the moisture and nutrients around your plants roots.
How to improve chalky soils
Chalky soils by definition comprise mainly of calcium carbonate and dries out quickly. This type of soil can cause nutrient deficiencies in plants, especially iron and manganese.
Enriched biochar products benefit chalky soil as it retains moisture and creates a refugia for natural biology.
Improving silty soils
Silt soils are fertile and moisture retentive, so biochar will aid by decompacting the soil.
This type of soil is prone to water and wind erosion if left exposed, so improving the root development of your plants will make the ground less prone to washing away. By adding enriched biochar products like our Improver range as well as additional organic matter, it will allow the silt to bind together into a more stable environment.
How does biochar effect soil conditions?
Read our review about all the science around how Biochar’s effect on soil conditions