Southern-Middle TN soil, Can anyone help?
I am in the process of moving from NY state to Lawrenceburg, TN in Lawrence County, which is located about 15-20 minutes from the AL border in middle TN. I am so excited to garden in a much milder climate than I am used to here in NY, but I understand the soil there is difficult to garden in since there is so much red clay. The sellers tell us that the soil is very rocky on our property. In NY I was able to go to our local highway departement and get all the free decomposed compost I wanted, which had accumulated over the years from Fall cleanup and discarded Christmas trees which the town disposed of. I understand though, that our local cleanup in TN is shipped to the paper factory. Can anyone tell me where I can get bulk amounts of free compost or suggest any other alternatives I can use? I generally use a couple of dump truck loads per season. Thank you in advance for your help.