Restoring & Amending Soil
Soil amendment is a cost-effective practice for restoring and preserving the permeability of soils.
When Is this Practice Used?
When converting compacted soils (after depaving or removing grass) into plant areas
Improves rainwater infiltration
amended soils can absorb rainwater, acting like a sponge
Allows for deeper root growth in turn resulting in healthier plants
How to implement
Identify utilities by calling #811 or http://call811.com/before-you-dig
Prepare the bed (remove weeds and dead vegetation)
Till in compost (add 3" compost and till 8" deep into the existing soil)
For detailed instructions see the Restoring & Amending Soil pdf below
Install native plants
Mulch bed if needed
All stormwater stars recommendations are voluntary. The landowner or project manager is responsible for its own actions and for any damage or third-party liability arising from the their activities related to recommendations provided. It is the responsibility of the landowner or manager to pursue and secure any required permits.