As a gardener, you know that every plant in your garden requires the healthy soil which balances both the drainage and mass. Without the healthy soil, the plants in the garden will be weak or sometimes may die early. This is why everyone should have to know how to make loam soil by investing your energy and time. The sandy loam soil is definitely the healthy soil composition which is pleasant to increase higher production in your garden.
Characteristics of loam soil and how to make it:
Loam soil usually has about 43 to 50 % sand, 7 % clay, and less than 50 % slit. But it is not an exact measurement because any reasonable mixture of these all components will be considered as the sandy loam to fill the soil pot for planting. Each of these components is highly beneficial to your plants to give the right balance of energies which help their production better. Clay is the most important thing among these components because it is the thick and compact soil.
It has several nutrients for plants and works really well to soothe them. Sandy loam definitely balances the various types of soils in order to make the perfect garden soil as it is porous and well draining. It means that the right amount of water flows through it by avoiding the watery soil. First of all you have to test your garden soil layer by layer from first to third layer to find its components. You have to also estimate the distances of these layers in order to find the percentage of slit, sand, and clay. Based on the result of this soil test, you can determine how much organic matter and sand you need to prepare the sandy loam soil. By following the processes of how to make loam soil, you can add 20 % clay, 50 to 70 % sand, and 10 to 50 % organic matter or slit to make this sandy loam soil for your garden.