Content tagged "soil related problems in water-wise landscapes"

Solutions to Soil Problems: High pH

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 26, 2015

Iron chlorosis, or iron deficiency in plants, causes yellowing of leaves while the veins remain green. Photo source: Charlotte's Place Landscape and Interior...

Solutions to Soil Problems: Soil Acidity

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 20, 2015

Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity (basicity) of a soil, and is reported as a value between 0 and 14. A soil test for pH measures the...

Reducing Soil Compaction to Improve Drainage

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Soil compaction is any process that compresses soil particles and reduces pore or air space between them. This process reduces or eliminates water...

Materials to Improve Drainage in Soil

Mixing manure into clay soil Photo credit: Kathleen Farley Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Materials to improve drainage in soil include organic or inorganic...

Practices to Improve Drainage

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 20, 2015

Water lilies are a commonly-grown hydrophyte in backyard ponds. Source: Wikipedia CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0Honey locust is tolerant of poorly-drained...

Good Soil Structure

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 20, 2015

Good soil structure is important for determining how soil particles bond to each other, how porous soils are, and how they respond to compaction.Soils in the...

Solutions to Soil Problems: High Salinity

Updated: November 15, 2013

A saline patch of soil in a wheat field clearly hinders plant growth. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsSalt-tolerant species...

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