Types of soil for your garden

Types of soil for your garden


Your garden isn’t made up of just one type of soil. In fact, you may not have noticed since differentiating between the different particles in the soil of your is so difficult, but the soil in your garden is indeed made of different kinds of soils.  However, the next time you walk into your garden, take a handful of soil and spread it on a piece of paper. Make sure the layer of soil is nice and thin so that you can see all the fine details of it. Once you look closely enough, you’ll notice that the particles aren’t all in a similar size zone. All of them are, in fact, of different sized. This is true for shape too. The particles are of many different shapes. You won’t be able to notice this unless you look at the soil sample through a magnifying glass, which you probably should. You’ll notice that some particles are perfectly round, while others look like course, miniature rocks. Some of the particles can be crushed into complete dust too.

soil for gardeningThe colors of all these particles are different too. Some may be pale, some almost white. Some of the particles will have the classic dirt color, whereas some of them will probably be dark brown. You may notice a few black colored particles. These particles are imperative for the betterment and survival of your garden. We’ll talk about what each of these particles is, and maybe even about how it affects your garden and why it is important.

There won’t be much detail because going into full detail about the components of what your soil is made up of can take really large amounts of time to research. However, if you were simply wondering what sort of soil you garden is made up of, then you should continue reading. You might have even thought of getting new soil for your garden, or perhaps for a few new plants which you want to grow into pots. These plants require different kinds of soil so that they can thrive and grow up strong and healthy. Failure to provide these plants with the soil they need will lead them to becoming weaker and suboptimal, wasting the time you’ve spend on them.

1.      Sand

The yellow large particles are sand. They are very important in order to keep the soil in your garden nice and firm. If sand wasn’t in your garden, the roots of the plants which you’ve planted wouldn’t be able to establish a firm grip.

2.      Hummus

The dark particles in your soil are hummus. Hummus is really rich in nutrients and is probably the most important part of your garden. If your garden lacks hummus, plants will have difficulty growing, so you should consider adding bit of hummus to the soil.

3.      Normal top soil

This is abundantly found everywhere. It’s color varies for different regions, but the function remains the same. To become the main bulk of the soil for your plants to live in.