Texas Plant & Soil Lab
This is one of the many questions I get weekly that relate to needing a soil test. There's one company I recommend – TPSL Texas Plant & Soil Lab.
Question: I have new construction sheetrock scraps that I do not want to take to the landfill unless that is the only reasonable option. I live in an area with heavy black clay. Can these be used as a soil amendment, weed control or compost? What are the pros and cons? Thank you for answering my question.
My Answer: Gypsum, what sheetrock is basically, can be helpful for soils deficient in calcium and sulfur. It would be best to have Texas Plant and Soil Lab test the soil and tell you whether that's a good amendment for you or not. The sheetrock could be used in the compost for sure. The gypsum would blend with and be buffered by the organic amendments in the compost.
Listen to the podcast from my Saturday radio interview with Frank Schultz and Noel Garcia from Texas Plant & Soil Lab. For testing by Texas Plant & Soil Lab.
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