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How to improve my soil?

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Whether you're a gardener who's looking to improve your soil or a professional trying to find the best way to use biochar, you'll want to read on. In this post, we'll explain how biochar can help improve your soil and offer some tips on how to use it. So, whether you're a beginner or an expert, keep reading for all the information you need on biochar!

Clay Soil, climate change, flooding

How do I improve clay soil?

Clay soil may have its drawbacks, but it also offers some major benefits. Not only is it rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, it can also be improved with just a little bit of effort. Adding Carbon Gold Biochar Soil Improver, enriched charcoal for your garden with specially formulated natural biology mix for soil improvement, can help de-compact clay soil and improve drainage and aeration. This not only leads to stronger root growth and easier establishment for plants, it’s also environmentally friendly and approved by the Soil Association. So don’t be discouraged if your garden has clay soil – with a bit of work and the right materials, you can transform it into a healthy and vibrant growing space.

Biochar can help to loosen and aerate the soil, as well as improve drainage. This can be especially helpful in areas with high rainfall or where irrigation is necessary. Adding biochar to clay soils can also help to increase fertility by providing a home for beneficial microbes. These microbes can help to break down organic matter, making nutrients more available to plants.

In addition to improving soil quality, our enriched biochar can also help to increase yields and improve plant health. Plants grown in biochar-amended soil are more resistant to pests and diseases. Biochar can also help to reduce soil erosion and runoff and can even remove toxins from 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.

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Chalky Soil

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.

Silt soil

How does biochar effect soil conditions?

Read our review about all the science around how Biochar’s effect on soil conditions. There are also many interesting articles in our Guides and Information section around how to use biochar in your garden.

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