When it comes to gardening, one of the most important things you need to understand is the soil. The type of soil you have will dictate what kinds of plants can grow in your garden and how well they will grow.
We’ll take a look at the different types of soil and what they mean for your garden.
There are three main types of soil: sand, clay, and loam.
Sand soil is made up of large particles of sand. This type of soil drains quickly and doesn’t retain water well. Plants that require a lot of water won’t do well in sand soil.
Clay soil is made up of small, dense particles of clay. This type of soil retains moisture well, but it can also become waterlogged easily. Plants that require little water will do well in clay soil.
Loam soil is a mix of sand, clay, and organic matter. This type of soil has good drainage and retains moisture well. Most plants will do well in loam soil.
As you can see, the type of soil you have in your garden makes a big difference in what kinds of plants can grow there and how well they will grow. If you’re not sure what type of soil you have, you can take a sample to your local nursery or county extension office to have it tested.
Once you know what kind of soil you’re dealing with, you can choose plants that are best suited for it.