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Soil Texture

Another easily experienced property of soil is texture. Pick up a pinch of soil between your fingers and rub it back and forth. You will quickly notice that the soil is made up of many different sized particles. These particles give the soil its texture.

Soil Textures

Some soils have more large particles and fewer small particles, while other soils have an abundance of small particles with few large particles. Other soils have an equal balance between small and large particles. These well balanced soils are the most healthy for plant life.