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Uses of Soil

Soil is used in agriculture, where it serves as the anchor and primary nutrient base for plants. The types of soil and available moisture determine the species of plants that can be cultivated. Soil material is also a critical component in the mining and construction industries. Soil serves as a foundation for most construction projects. Engineers and soil scientists measure soil strength to see how easily a soil changes shape or shifts, to see whether it will bear the weight of structures. Soil resources are critical to the environment, as well as to food and fibre production. Soil provides minerals and water to plants. Soil absorbs rainwater and releases it later, thus preventing floods and drought. Soil cleans water. Soils filter and purify water and affect its chemistry.

Benefits of Plants
Concentration and Memory: Being around plants helps people concentrate better in the home and workplace. Studies show that tasks performed while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy. The presence of Plants will improve memory performance and attention span by twenty percent. Plants also help to reduce stress. Health and Recreation: Access to parks and recreational activities is positively correlated with rates of physical activity, which improves mood and contributes to overall healthiness. Health care costs are subsequently reduced. Medicinal Properties: Cultivating plants is beneficial to humankind because of the many medicinal properties of trees and foliage plants. Cultivating plants helps humanity because it provides opportunities for additional scientific studies of the possible positive medicinal values of plants. Natural herbal remedies are simple and holistic methods for treating common illnesses and maladies. Plants Provide a Natural Solution to Cleaner Indoor Air: When plants transpire water vapor from their leaves, they pull air down around their roots. This supplies their root microbes with oxygen. The root microbes also convert other substances in the air, such as toxic chemicals, into a source of food and energy. Microbes, such as bacteria, can rapidly adapt to a chemical contaminant by producing new colonies that are resistant to the chemical. Shading: the advantage to using the shading from internal plants is that when the shading is most required, the inhabitants don't sacrifice exposure to natural settings (plants). Shades reduce heat, so theres no need for air-conditioning system in houses.

Plant Growth Process


1. The seed its planted in the proper soil type. From that point the seed will start to absorb water. 2. There will come a day when the seed will crack open and a tiny root starts to come out. This usually happens 3 to 10 days after planting. In this phase photosynthesis will begin. 3. After that, the plant will grow a stem. The steam carries the leaves of the new plant. 4. The plant will grow flowers or fruits, until her life comes to an end. The process of growth in plants depends on 3 activities: photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration.