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Question by  NaeNae (13)

What are some tips for growing grass in clay soils?

I live in North Carolina, and the soil here contains a lot of red clay. How do I grow grass on this?


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

The type of grass you use is as big of a key as anything. Another option is to place sod instead of trying to grow grass from the soil. The sod will have the dirt needed for the grass to get growing formed in around the roots. This will be the best bet to get grass started.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Excavate the lawn to a depth of 4 inches then fill with a mixture topsoil and compost . Growing grass in clay requires a good foundation


Answer by  SAMEER4162 (15)

you can filter the soil by removing the extract from it. red soil can be fertilised but it takes a long time. soil can be fretilised by filtration and decomposition. dead bodies of plants and animals helps in the decomposition of the soil


Answer by  PZ (1206)

Check with a local garden store about the best kind of grass to plant it your area. Before seeding your lawn, weed it well and spread a mixture of compost, topsoil and manure over it. Incorporate that with a garden tiller to loosen and aerate the hard clay.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

You can either add good topsoil on top of the clay or work organic matter into it. If you add soil on top you will need to have a deep enough layer for the grass to root into. Adding organic matter into the soil may be a cheaper alternative but the soil will need to be worked quite a bit.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

You will need to aeriate your lawn, and make sure that you have good drainage. I would also buy a good mix of grass seed (not just all one variety). It will also require fertilization (one w/weed supressant), I would recommend applying in the fall for the best results.

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