How To Plant in Utah’s Clay Soil

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How To Plant in Utah’s Clay Soil

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Loamy soil is actually the best for your plants, such as Arbor Day Nursery's Garden Mix. Heavy clay is not good and it needs to be broken up to allow the roots of your plants to move and grow. Here are the best ways to combat the heaviness of clay:

  1. Mix in and replace some of the soil with good compost or mixed soils
  2. Add gypsum, minerals and organic materials to soil when planting and fertilizing 2-3 times every year. Gypsum aids in breaking down the clay so the roots can grow, while the fertilizer gives nutrients to the soil for the plants to grow. A product Arbor Day carries called Sledge Hammer will also help break down the heavy clay.
  3. Use mulch and organic materials to cover the top layer of soil, keeping moisture in. In time, the organic materials will absorb into the soil and help mix in with the clay.
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Arbor Day Nursery
in Riverton, Utah

Arbor Day offers many varieties of trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs and vegetables.Delivery as well as landscaping services are available. Our nursery stock includes rocks, flag stone, colored and cedar barks, topsoil, compost, soil amendments and fertilizers. We would love to help you make your little corner of the world happy, healthy and beautiful. Come see us today!

PHONE MONDAY-FRIDAY 8A-7P
SATURDAY 8A-6P and CLOSED SUNDAY
(801) 446-8457

UTAH COMMUNITIES WE SERVICE:
Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman, Draper, South Jordan, Sandy, Highland, Alpine, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan, Midvale and more!

EMAIL:
jesse@arbordaynursery.net

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Arbor Day Nursery
in Riverton, Utah

Arbor Day offers many varieties of trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs and vegetables.Delivery as well as landscaping services are available. Our nursery stock includes rocks, flag stone, colored and cedar barks, topsoil, compost, soil amendments and fertilizers. We would love to help you make your little corner of the world happy, healthy and beautiful. Come see us today!

PHONE MONDAY-FRIDAY 9A-6P
SATURDAY 9A-5P
(801) 446-8457

UTAH COMMUNITIES WE SERVICE:
Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman, Draper, South Jordan, Sandy, Highland, Alpine, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan, Midvale and more!

EMAIL:
jesse@arbordaynursery.net

PHONE MONDAY-FRIDAY 8A-7P
SATURDAY 8A-6P and CLOSED SUNDAY
(801) 446-8457

UTAH COMMUNITIES WE SERVICE:
Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman, Draper, South Jordan, Sandy, Highland, Alpine, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan, Midvale and more!

EMAIL:
jesse@arbordaynursery.net