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I am going to this fall in certain areas that just do not want to co-operate. I think it is too much shade but I want confirmation something is not out of whack.

 
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Acidic clay. 5.0pH below the surface. Its wet here so our version has anything alkaline leaching out because of water.
 
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I have experienced some clay soil here when I plant tulip bulbs for yard customers.
 
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I have become a believer in adding compost atop the soil and allowing it to be pulled into the upper horizon via natural forces such as worms and insects. The weakness is that clay starves the biota so any overlay is attacked voraciously. I just bought 60 bags of aged cow compost. It has the best effect when spread relatively thick, .5 to 1 inch thick. Mixed with any seed at all, it seems magical.
 

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