Subsoil may affect drainage

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What is hardpan?

Subsoil may affect drainage

In the subsoil you will find washed oxides of iron and other minerals washed down from the topsoil often giving the subsoil a reddish or orange colour.
These minerals may collect into a layer called “hardpan”, which is compacted soil that often blocks the penetration of roots and interferes with the drainage of your soil.



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