Ocean Friendly Gardens, Basic Class
January 02 2010

Learn Your Soil Type & Whether It Is Compacted

There two tests to determine the type of soil you have: jar test and hand test. Knowing your type of soil helps you to:

  • Choose the plants that will thrive in that type of soil;
  • Properly set an irrigation controller.

Jar Test:

Use Jar Test Results - Match Up With The 3 Sides Of The "Soil Pyramid:"

Or Do A Hand Test

Check out a simple hand test method in this blog post by G3/The Green Gardens Group.

Soil Compaction Test

Learn how to do an easy test on Landscape Resource's website.