Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:11
As well as all of the above,well rotted manure, grit, coarse sand and gravel will help. If you can improve drainage you will reduce waterlogging but you need to work out where the water is coming from before you spend a lot of money and effort. A small stream runs across the top of my garden so obviously, draining it isn't possible. If you aspire to a lawn, hire a hollow-tine aerator, then brush in compost and grit. The longer you do all this, the better your soil will become. If you want a decorative mulch, bark chippings are attractive but expensive.