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Dead soil? #7868566 06/12/20 05:42 PM
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Have an area that has been covered with concrete for 25 years. If I remove the concrete can I use the soil for gardening? Someone said no so I thought I would check the forums book of knowledge.

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Yes, just add some organic material to the soil and till it.

Some of this will speed things up.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Medina-Med...ganic-Improves-Soil-Structure/1000167753

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Yes as long as that soil hasn't been contaminated with chemicals,salt,gasoline,etc. Mix in some compost,manure,builders sand,maybe some fine hardwood mulch and till it in well.

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Thanks, no contamination of any kind. Appreciate the help.

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It will probably be loaded with earthworms


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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Thanks, no contamination of any kind. Appreciate the help.

instead of guessing , you could have the soil tested. I know it cost around 20 dollars the last time I sent a soil sample in to have it tested for nutrient level. Maybe a little more to test for other chemicals and heavy metals. Worst case , you could probably build a raised bed above it.


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