Can anyone help with a resource to identify my correct soil type? I live in Plano, TX (75024). We have a lot of black clay in the soil, and I'm trying to determine if it is "Clay" , "Clay Loam", or "Silty Clay".
With soil type, are you have trouble determining the soil type for the entire yard or just one zone? The USDA has a shared resource with the USGS to generate a Web Soil Survey (WSS) for your address which will tell us with type of soil is found in your area naturally, however most landscapes have soil amendments added to provide a better environment for roots to grow in.
Let me know if you need any help with the WSS.
@stlouis22 @emil We have a great resource from Delta-T Devices that sent us this information:
"There is a useful table on page 107 of our HH2 meter user manual, downloadable from our website."
Here is the webiste URL:
This is the flow diagram:
That's an awesome table! Big thanks to Delta-T Devices for sharing it with us.
Here's an old gardener's trick to determine soil type. Oops, make that an old trick, not old gardeners. Here's a link to the Colorado State University Master Gardener Program:http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/214.html
@sunny Thanks for the tip, and Go Rams! My Alma mater
David - I too live in Plano - East Plano (75074).Have you determined what is your soil type? Mine likely would be similar.I haven't been able to figure out from the resources others have pointed to.Thanks.
Thank you for the link and table.