Compost and peat moss, both readily available, provide soil structure and improve moisture capabilities in soft soil. If the soil is sandy, spread up to a 6-inch layer of the amendment on top the bed. Rich humus soils require no more than a 2-inch layer to add more structure to the already-rich soil.Click to see full answer. Similarly one may ask, how can I make my soil harder?Hardened dirt can be used in many applications, including patios and driveways. Making dirt hard entails adding sand and lime in specific ratios. Using a wheelbarrow to mix all the elements will make your dirt hardening project go easier. Add lime and sand to harden dirt.Similarly, how do you regenerate soil? Add Organic Matter Try composting. Composting is a means of recycling almost any organic wastes. Tap chicken power to mix organic materials into the soil. “Mine” soil nutrients with deep rooted plants. Plant cover crops. Cover the soil with mulch. Use permanent beds and paths. Try low-tech tillage. People also ask, how do you fix spongy soil? Soil stabilization methods include: Drain excess moisture out of the soils using drainage tile. Tilling and turning over the soil to help dry it. Excavation into the dirt subgrade and replacing the soil with a proper base material to help bridge the unstable soils. Does rain compact soil?Compaction occurs when pore spaces are reduced to the point that air and water cannot move freely and plant roots cannot grow easily into the surrounding soil. After a rain, water does not move as easily through the soil and a mini-pond is created when the soil finally dries, resembling an alligator’s skin.