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Comments:
by Rita J Evans
on January 12, 2023 at 6:35 PM
Thank you for this timely information.
by Anita Brown
on January 26, 2023 at 5:30 PM
I'm a tad confused. Point 3 above suggests using a garden fork (pitchfork?) to loosen waterlogged soil, but you also suggest not working wet soil?
Reply by Melissa G. Womack
on January 27, 2023 at 8:06 AM
Choices a gardener makes about managing water-logged soil is very situational. After a reprieve from the rain, most soil should be draining naturally and you may not need to do any remediation in these areas. However, if you have an area of water-logged soil that just isn’t draining, using a garden fork to open up the soil and create channels where water can move can be beneficial. We encourage you to reach out to your local UC Master Gardener volunteers about your specific situation if you have any questions at all.
Reply by Melissa G. Womack
on January 27, 2023 at 8:07 AM
Choices a gardener makes about managing water-logged soil is very situational. After a reprieve from the rain, most soil should be draining naturally and you may not need to do any remediation in these areas. However, if you have an area of water-logged soil that just isn’t draining, using a garden fork to open up the soil and create channels where water can move can be beneficial. We encourage you to reach out to your local UC Master Gardener volunteers about your specific situation if you have any questions at all.
 
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