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How to Find Out Soil Type - Landscaping - About.com
Learn how to find out your soil type the easy way. There are 3 basic different types, and finding out which you have is important for irrigation purposes.
Landscape Mulch - How Do You Select the Proper Type?
Landscape mulch properly used will promote plant health and the appearance of your garden. Some types may lower soil pH slightly.
Soil Type in Lawn and Garden Irrigation - Landscaping - About.com
Soil type affects how lawn and garden irrigation is undertaken. Do you have a sandy or clayey soil? There's a difference, and it's important.
Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Soil Tests - Organic Gardening - About.com
Loam is generally considered to be ideal soil because it retains moisture and nutrients but doesn't stay soggy. To determine your soil type, take a handful of ...
Sand, Silt and Clay Content of Soils - Classification Diagram - Geology
This diagram is used to translate a sediment's proportion of the three different classes of grain size—sand, silt and clay—into a soil description. To the geologist  ...
Potting Soil Recommendations for Indoor & ... - Houseplants
We indoor gardeners ask a great deal out of our potting soil. We want it to support and nourish our plants, often for years at a time. But the truth is, most bagged ...
Healthy Soil and How to Make It - Organic Gardening - About.com
While clay soil tends to be of higher fertility than other soil types, it is not optimal to garden in because its texture makes it very difficult for plant roots to work their ...
Improving Soil on a Small Farm - Small Farms - About.com
Learn about the different soil types,how to tell what type of soil you have,and the basics of amending your soil to produce delicious, high-yield crops.
Soil Size Classification - Geography
Jun 7, 1999 ... The U.S. soil size classification system, from your About.com Guide.
Achieving and Maintaining Great Garden Soil - Gardening - About.com
Organic matter improves any type of soil. Compost, leaf mold, manure and green manures are all decaying organic matter. They loosen and enrich soil and ...
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