Amending Sandy Soil

Asked April 7, 2019, 1:57 PM EDT

We removed a shed. The soil under and around it is sandy, apparently done so as a foundation for the shed. How do we create soli that will support and sustain indigenous plants and trees? We live in the Metzger area. Thanks for your guidance Ned Champagne

Washington County Oregon sandy soil

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Ned. We don’t get many of these questions in the valley—the clay soil capitol of the world! But here is some easy advice: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/add-organic-matter-improve-garden-soils Here is another one that may help with the rest of your garden: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1561 Hope they are helpful. Good luck!