Moving back to WI-clay soil
I'm moving back to Milwaukee,Wisconsin and am anticipating the heavy Lake Michigan clay soil. This is the one thing about the move I'm not looking forward to. Wherever and whenever I'm able to start a garden, I intend on going the easiest route this time. I plan on a regime of adding organic matter, leaf mould from the leaf litter, and adding this by aerating with a pitchfork only so as not to destroy the soils orignial texture and mulching of course. And I plan on sticking to only clay-tolerant perennials, trees, and shrubs. Would this be good enough? I don't wish to do anymore work than this, such as berms or raised beds, but I'll reconsider if I need to. Any advice would be really appreciated, especially because of the gardening transition I'll be making. Thank you.