How Much Topsoil on Top of a Hard Clay Foundation?

Sandy and silty clay loams are not ideal growing platforms. If your foundation is predominately clay, it is advisable to add organic material to make the soil more permeable. A high-quality topsoil can then be spread 4 inches thick and tilled into your subsoil.

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