sandy loam

  1. Loam soil

    Loam soil
    Loam soil is the holy grail of gardening. It's easy to dig, stays moist without being poorly drained and has good amounts of nutrients. Added fertilisers are held in the soil and are easily accessed by plants. Loams have a mix of sand, clay, silt and organic matter. Most plants grow in loam and it's particularly well-suited to growing productive...
  2. Sandy soil

    Sandy soil
    Sandy soil is literally soil that’s made up of mainly sand particles. On the positive side, sandy soils are free draining and easy to dig. On the negative side, they can be hard to wet, hard to keep moist (as sand dries out quickly) and a challenge to enrich with organic matter such as compost and manure. Sandy soils tend...
  3. Clay soil

    Clay soil
    Clay soil is made up mainly of clay particles. On the positive side, they are rich in nutrients. On the negative side, they can be hard to dig and poorly drained. They become waterlogged when it’s wet but crack as they dry out during extended dry periods. If you are unsure about whether your soil is clay or not, there...

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