Every Dollar Matters

Feet of Clay

by Russell Matthews

3 - Mixing Instructions and Materials Required

Per 100 square feet of area

Alaleas, Camellias & Such

1st Mix 2nd Mix 3rd Mix Amendment 100 sq ft
note 1 note 1 note 1 Existing Native Soil
24 cu ft 18 cu ft 18 cu ft Acidified Cotton Burr (Boll) Compost
24 cu ft 18 cu ft 18 cu ft Fine Composted Hardwood or Fir
48 cu ft 36 cu ft 36 cu ft Total Ammendment Per Mix

Standard Beds and Berms

1st Mix 2nd Mix 3rd Mix Amendment 100 sq ft
note 1 note 1 note 1 Existing Native Soil
24 cu ft 24 cu ft 24 cu ft Composted Cotton Burr (Boll)
6 cu ft 6 cu ft 6 cu ft Fine Composted Hardwood or Fir
30 cu ft 30 cu ft 30 cu ft Total Ammendment Per Mix

note 1: Native soil is determined by amendment used and tiller tine depth (Approx 0-120 cubic feet per hundred)

4 - Add Soil Nutrients

After the last till, blend and spread 6 cubic feet of compost with 2 quarts of a balanced organic fertilizer and 1 quart each of Green Sand, Lave Sand evenly over the prepared bed and cross-rake it into the top 3-6" of soil.

5 - Add Soil Conditioner

Spray the amended soil surface thoroughly with Grandpa Stover's Soil Conditioning Recipe.

6 - Planting and Mulching

Planting

Mulching

Planting of specimen trees and shrubs

TIP: One cubic foot of soil amendment or mulching material covers an area approximately 10 square feet, about one inch thick. a one pound coffee can holds approximately 1 quart (4 cups) of dry material