How does water move through soil?

In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – stormwater or natural. Eventually, it returns to the atmosphere. After a large rain event, even a good soil mixture can get … Continue reading How does water move through soil?

What is soil chemistry and what does that mean to me?

Ah, the “litmus test.” Do you remember that from your high school science days? You dip a piece of white litmus paper into a solution, and it turns red or blue1. If it’s red, your solution is acidic. If it’s blue, your solution is basic. Chemists assigned a number to the test called pH. The … Continue reading What is soil chemistry and what does that mean to me?