The Clay Breaker could be your knight in shining armour if a heavy clay garden soil has almost convinced you to throw in the gardening towel; this pelleted, organic soil additive rides to the rescue in autumn and turns sticky, unworkable and often compacted clay soil into a more manageable growing medium
The Clay Breaker could be your knight in shining armour if a heavy clay garden soil has almost convinced you to throw in the gardening towel; this pelleted, organic soil additive rides to the rescue in autumn and turns sticky, unworkable and often compacted clay soil into a more manageable growing medium.
The agent in the clay breaker makes the soil easier to work and improves drainage and can be applied to lawns as well as vegetable plots, allotments and herbaceous borders; simply scatter the pellets onto a roughly dug plot in autumn and enjoy cultivating your soil in the following seasons.
Supplied in a 2.5kg box, the clay breaker won't affect the soil ph and can be used as a top dressing on lawns, also in autumn.
- Clay breaker ideal for making heaviest of clay soils easier to work
- Will not affect soil ph levels
- Improves drainage and enhances soil warmth for earlier cropping
- Supplied in pelleted form
- Comes in 2.5kg box
- Apply in autumn to roughly dug soil
- Can also be applied as an autumn top dressing to lawns
- Blend of organic matter and gypsum
- Apply at rate of 200g per sqm
- Completely natural and organic
- Suitable for vegetable plots and ornamental beds and borders
Our Daily Express-published horticulturist and owner of Greenleaf Garden Services Martin Fiddes says; "Heavy clay soils can stop the keenest gardener in their tracks; the soil is usually very difficult to dig and cultivate, it sticks to boots and tools like glue, becomes waterlogged or dries out depending on the time of year and can remain cold when more friable soils have warmed up early in the season. It's not great for growing!
"But there are some benefits to having clay in your soil mix. Without getting too technical, clay particles hold onto positive ions (trace elements and nutrients) and water - a good trait - but can become acidic, hence the need to add garden lime or clay breaker.
"Adding the pelleted organic matter and gypsum (which contains limestone) to a predominantly clay soil will help separate up the clay platelets, allow the large amount of present water - which is usually unavailable as it's held so tightly) - to be accessed by plants and create plenty of air spaces, making the clay easier to work in the process."