Web Soil Survey Results

Available Water: 0.19

Landform: Hillslopes
Landform position (two-dimensional): Backslope, shoulder
Landform position (three-dimensional): Side slope
Down-slope shape: Convex
Across-slope shape: Convex
Parent material: Silty and clayey residuum weathered from shale
Typical profile
A - 0 to 10 inches: silt loam
BA - 10 to 16 inches: silty clay loam
Bt1 - 16 to 22 inches: silty clay
Bt2 - 22 to 68 inches: silty clay
C - 68 to 79 inches: silty clay loam
Properties and qualities
Slope: 3 to 5 percent
Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches
Drainage class: Somewhat poorly drained
Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water
(Ksat): Moderately low to moderately high (0.06 to 0.20 in/hr)
Depth to water table: About 12 to 24 inches
Frequency of flooding: None
Frequency of ponding: None
Maximum salinity: Nonsaline to very slightly saline (0.0 to 2.0 mmhos/cm)
Available water supply, 0 to 60 inches: High (about 10.6 inches)

Few questions for the community, please.

  1. What soil type would you pick? Silty Clay? (Bermuda Grass)
  2. What option would you select for the slope?
  3. I have a 25ft raised garden vegetable bed with a water drip, is there a particular way to set that up? (i.e. soil type, etc) ( 25ft raised garden vegetable bed with a water drip. Similar to this here, but for vegetables) https://www.handyman.net.au/easy-build-raised-bed

Thank you for your awesome help!

Personally, I would likely pick based upon what you wrote:

  1. Silty clay: I would try digging to see about verifying, maybe even a mason jar test
  2. <=3% = flat; <=6% = slight; <=12% = moderate; otherwise = steep. See Smart Cycle and manual cycle and soak features (rachio.com) for that information. I would verify with a level app on the phone that uses the camera and a line to look at various parts of the yard
  3. I have not got to that point yet