What term is usually used to refer to the proportions of sand silt and clay in a sample of soil?
This is called the soil 'texture." There are sandy soils, clay soils, and well-balanced soil (with a mix of sand, clay/silt particles and organic material like compost) is usually referred to as "loam."
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Grass will grow in most any soil condition, but not clay. Grass is a plant, and it needs soil to be porous enough that water will be able to flow through; thus it will not grow in pure clay. However soils that have a mixture of loam and clay, or sand and clay, or loam and sand, will be suitable enough for grasses to grow in. But there are many species of grasses, and each species have their own specific conditions they like to grow in or grow best in.
Beans grow better in soil because soil has all the moisture and nutrients. If you use sand, it could be to rocky. Clay will also not be good even though it can keep good moisture it does not have the nutrients like soil.
Well I was doing a science fair on this and my answer was clay,Clay left less water than the others so my answer is clay
I think sand is better. Because you can always add organic materialto sand to make it hold moisture and be more fertile. Thick clayneeds to be broken up by the addition of something, like sand, tomake it more porous and free draining this is harder to do than toadd organic material to sand.
The finer material holds more water. The granular size of Clay, Silt and Sand are in this order (smallest to largest): . Clay . Silt . Sand So Clay holds the most water, then Silt, Then Sand. This can be disproved if one is dry and the other is wet or other variations of this idea obviously. *This is one of those question where I wish wiki Answers would allow commas.
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most soils have clay. clay soils contain alot of nutrients on the surface. some types of clay are used in ceramics nd pottery.
The difference is that clay is smaller than silt, and clay is sticky, while the silt is loose and feels silky.
Silt carries most nutrient but is usually too wet. Sand carries no nutrient and is usually too dry. A combination of both would be best.
This is the increase the level of porosity. Having more sand content allows for the soil to absorb water faster , shed excess water faster , and increase the soil's ability to take in oxygen and nitrogen .
your question is stated wrong! it is should be why does LOAM retain more water than clay and sand.
Beach sand can be in hottest condition but cannot hold it for long period. Dark soils such as potting soils can hold it for long time.
depends on the kind of soil, each kind would have different composition, in fact the kind is defined by the percentage of sand,silt and clay it has.
\nClay soil. In my region of Texas, we only have clay soil, and we can grow plants just fine!!!! Sand is in West Texas (I have visited), and there aren't ANY plants there.
gravel, permeable is the ability of water to pass through the empty spaces. clay would be the least permeable, it does now have lots of pores or open voids for the water to go through. remember, as porosity increases, permeability increases.
any soil can be acidic to a point where lime is necessary. the difference in soil textures relates to how much lime is needed. ie a sandy loam would need less lime to get the same results that a lot of lime would do in a clay loam. check you soil pH first
mortar mix may be used as a strengthen agent for the available soft soils, it will increase shear strength, but in the same time bonding with aggregate will be decrease. it may consider as a soil stabilization method if cement added as 10% by weight of the sand silty clay. it will work good.
its called clay loam. A true loam is approximately 40% each of sand and silt and 20% clay. This mineral mixture should be 92% of your soil and 8% organic material for your best growing mixture.
first of all take the sample of the sand and insert it into a measuring jar, then add water as per required,then add half spoon salt for better setting time. shake the jar slowly....and wait for 10 minutes. after 10 minutes you can see the different layer of the actual sand,silt and water. for calculating the SILT CONTENT:- silt divide by total height .that means sand+silt=total height. multiply by100 for percentage. you can calculate silt content after 3 hr. also.
What are the steps involved in breaking down mountain rocks and depositing the sand silt and clay in different places?
the rock is first weathered into small pieces which are then transported by wind, ice or water and finally deposited elsewhere as layers of sediment
In terms of garden soil would the amount of sand silt organic material apparent presence of water and particle size matter?
Yes, because if there is a lack of one of the things in garden soil, like lack of organic material, then the soil lacks in nutrients, and if the particle size is too small or large, it could effect the plants growing there.
its clay soil n please refer to the link below u will get aal the info regarding soil structures...http://www.pedosphere.com/volume01/pdf/section_03_02_01.pdf
Silt is soil particle grains that are larger than clay, but smallerthan sand. The largest soil particle grains is sand.
Sand, definitely. It has much larger and rougher particles than silt or clay, resulting in more space between each particle, allowing more water to pass through.
This type of soil is called loam, although it does not necessarily have exactly equal amounts, but more correctly has optimal amounts of each component. It is generally considered the best, or at least the most versatile, soil for planting.
You test 4 soil samples soil a feels sticky soil b feels like flour soil c feels gritty soil d feels plastic and sticky which sample has the most silt?
Silt is the only soil separate that feels like flour, so "b" is the sample highest in silt. Stickiness is a property of clay, as is high plasticity. Grittiness is a term used to describe sandy soils.
Yes some Soil does! It dosent all have in it!! Too find out more look up on Google what types of soil has Clay or silt in it. There are MANY different types of soil. SAND is soil!!!! I'm NOT lyin'!!! Hope this helps ~Charlie~
Steps in breaking down mountain rocks and depositing sand silt and clay in different places hundreds of miles away?
I'm truly sorry but i couldn't find this answer but can someone please answer it tonight because i need it for homework Thanks I'm sorry
Water is held between soil particles by capillary forces. Coarse sandy soils have large pores and water drains through it quickly. Clay soils have smaller pores and are able to hold more water.
Silt is a soil texture, or a soil particle separate. Silt textured soils are used for anything that other soils would be used for, except perhaps the mining of sand or clay.
Clay is less than 0.002 silt is 0.002 to 0.05 and sand is 0.05 to 2in
A clay granule may be the size of the smallest silt particle or up to 25 times smaller, and from 25 to 40 times smaller than a sand particle. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifications are 0.002 to 0.05 mm (0.00008 to 0.002 in) for silt particles, 0.05 to 2.00 mm (0.002 to 0.08 in) for sand, and clay grains are less than 0.002 mm (0.00008 in)
This is most likely glacial till (in the past this was commonly known as boulder clay) and was deposited by glaciers.
it will be a good environment for salts which will occur in the strength of concrete
Clay is composed of flat particles that will bind together in an ionic bond when left undisturbed. Silt is composed of round-ish particles.
silt because there is a specific oder these substances go in order by. This goes from greatest mass to least mass: sand, silt , clay
Plants need a mixture of sandy soil, loamy soil, and sand to grow well, preferably about 30% of each, because each supplies the plant with what it needs to grow. If there is no loam, the plant cannot receive as much nutrition and minerals from the clay and sand.
soil has the most percentage of air specifically 25% witch gives the water most space to go.
Water drains much faster through sandy soil. Soil with a heavy clay content holds moisture for a long while.
It is carried in solution so you can't see it but it is there and the water has a greater frce than griavity does on the silt/clay so that is how it stays up.
i don't know. i think you should use a lot of water and a small, medium, and large sifter.
clay because it has the smallest particles thus making it difficult for water to travel through.
they are materials in soil. the are types of soil. if you all need more information go to www. google. com and ask.com and bing.com
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Sandy soils have large grains, and are porous. Clay soils have veryfine grains, so are non-porous. The only similarity is that sandand clay soils are formed by the weathering of rocks.
Silt might be bigger than clay particles, but the main differenceis that silt is composed of round particles and clay is composed offlat particles.