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Old 03-23-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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The soil in mmy garden tends to get a crust over it and prevents the water from sinking in. The crust is whitish in color and gets about an eighth inch thick. Any idea of a cause and is there a way to amend the soil to prevent it.?

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keep adding compost you really cant put too much in a little builders sand and gypsum will help alot

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Where do you live? My guess, which could be incorrect, is out west.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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Is this when the soil is very dry?
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