Questions soil-structure

I need to build up the level of my garden by 0.5m, how do i do this?I’m starting my garden from scratch and want to plant a lawn, shrubs and veg.


Questions soil-structure

How can I improve the soil in my garden? It is dry and lumpy and seems to flood easily. When I dig into it, it doesn’t crumble. When I water the plants it seems to take time to drain.


Questions soil-structure

I am starting a rural garden on an acre site which had heavy machinery compacting some of the soil while the house was being built. Parts of the grassed area shows where the compaction is worst. Will this ease with time? Our soil is clay.