Posted: 20/02/2012 at 21:11
Most of the soil in my garden is quite good except for one large patch (approx 2m x 2m) near to the house where water 'puddles' on the top. As a novice I've been reading up and the best solution seems to be to improve the soil as it's too compacted.
On the 'What To Do Now' section, it states that I can start to dig in compost but I've also read that you shouldn't dig soil when it's wet! I'm now totally confused
I tried to dig it last year in the spring when it was warm but nearly broke the spade & fork as the ground was just too hard.
Would it really damage the soil if I started to dig now?