Garden is planned space to various plants such as tress, flower and many others. They are typically outdoors. No matter with the size of your garden, your garden should look beautify and interest.
To make it all, you should give some adding such as tress and flower. In adding tress and flower you should know one thing. And it is soil.
You should know about soil of your garden. If do not about them, you should read more this article to get more information.
What is the type of soil?
In this section, we will discuss about knowing the soil your garden, but before we talk about it. You have to know what the type of soil. There are some types of soil, below this
- Clay soil
What is clay soil? Clay soil is type which is soil feel smooth and dense when rolled. When you rolled with finger, you can felt it. They soil which has a heavy concentration of clay particles. Clay soil actually tend have al lot of mineral and it can be difficult for plant to use mineral enough.
- Sandy soil
How about sandy soil? What is sandy soil? They are containing a large particles which is visible the eye. You can felt course when the soil is dry or wet. Sandy soil help to allow moisture to penetrate easily but it not for long-term use.
- Loam soil
Loam soil is a mix between organic water, sand, silt and clay. They are typically loose and rich soil than other soil generally. Loam soil will form a ball which crumbles when you are squeezed in your fist.
- Silt soil
What is silt soil? Silt soil is similar with loam soil, but differently silt soil contains smaller ratio of both sand and clay particles. They are typically found in floodplains and component with mugs.
Now you already about type of soil, and then you should know how to know the soil of garden. We will give you some tips to know about it. So, check this out
How to know the soil of garden?
Knowing the soil texture is important thing you should consider, because it for survival of your plant to growth. The step to know that is
- Test the soil PH
To doing this step you should use ph soil testing kits. You can buy in local store special for garden. To knowing about your ph soil, you just follow their instruction on kits details.
- Test the texture of soil
To knowing about this, you should check with your hand to make sure the soil texture and then squeeze it into a rolled shape. With this ways, you will know the type of soil.
- Test soil drainage capacity
This way is very useful to know whether the soil is drains well or not. Dig some hole in garden and fill the holes with water. Look the reaction, if drain quickly it is mean your soil is sandy soil.