It's very important know the earth that you have in the garden to be able to evaluate the correct development of the species that you will place in it. While it is not a topic too entertaining it is a topic we should talk about,
The more you know the soil of your garden much better, based on your characteristics you can make the right decisions about what species can be planted and how to grow the plants.
The roots live in the soil and require this medium for optimal development. From the soil they take water and mineral nutrients (for example phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen). There are no two floors that are the same. Each one has its own characteristics, although among them they can seem a lot there are always variations between the different floors.
In fact, within the same garden There will be variations if the terrain is large. The lower zones will be deeper in relation to the fertile land. The soils can vary greatly in a few meters, the soil we find in the vicinity of a stream is not the same as you will find on the top of a hill, since its geological formation is different.
To know the soil well you must take into account: the texture of the soil, its depth, its pH, if it is limestone, the humus it contains, the content of mineral nutrients and salinity.
The texture of the soil is linked to the size of the particles that the soil has. There are different textures: clay texture, sandy, frank, clay loam, sandy loam.
The sandy textured floor It has mainly sand, for example the beach would be a clear example. In the soil with frank texture, the silt is abundant, it is considered as an intermediate soil between the clay and the sandy soil. They are the typical soils that we find on the banks of the rivers.
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