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E. Vinje
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Louise –

Add compost. Other amendments will solve particular problems more quickly or completely, but compost is the best all-around soil conditioner available. Just make sure it’s organic and does NOT contain sludge or biosolids.

Soils with poor structure do need to have organic matter thoroughly incorporated into them. If your soil has too much sand or clay, if it is compacted, or if it lacks organic matter, then by all means dig in. Here’s a couple of links that should help.

Good luck!