What Are The Soil Textures?
is nothing but the floor feeling when you rub it between your fingers.How do you feel will determine what type of soil to be treated in your garden. Thesoil is classified as clay, sand or silt. Have your soil analyzed by a laboratory willgive you a good composition, but you can do the same to rub a little dirt betweenyour fingers wet.
are the best way to determine the type of soil present inyour area.The
is classified as “heavy”; because the particles are so fine that if youwalk, or until it becomes lumpy and very compact. Due to the friction between thetoes can become quite cylindrical. Absorbs nutrients and moisture is more compactand difficult to empty. The addition of compost and other organic materials of this
is a big improvement.
feels gritty and grains, which consist of granite, limestone, quartz andshale, it is unlikely that size. If these particles are probably the largest are calledgravel. It flows easily, and many of the nutrients through the filter of water. If enough organic matter is added, it is easy to grow. It is a tendency to over-drainand dry in summer and wet it is difficult to retain moisture and nutrients.
has particles that are smaller than sand and larger than clay. If you rubbetween your fingers, it feels good. Drains more slowly than sand, but poor to holdtogether. It is made of high quality agricultural land, but erodes very easily and justhigh winds and even a dust storm. It is also the land that lies at the bottom of ariver.