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How can I improve a sandy dry soil?

To improve sandy dry soil, try the following techniques:

Add Organic Matter: Incorporate ample organic matter, such as well-rotted compost or manure, into the soil. This helps increase moisture retention and nutrient availability.

Mulch: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or straw, to the soil surface. Mulching helps reduce evaporation, moderates soil temperature, and conserves moisture.

Watering Techniques: Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. This helps plants access moisture stored deeper in the soil.

Soil Amendments: Consider adding materials like vermiculite or coconut coir to improve water retention in sandy soil. These amendments can enhance moisture-holding capacity and nutrient availability

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