In southeast Florida, how deep do you have to dig to get out of sand? What do you hit after sand?

Great question! Normally, soil is referred to as the “skin” of the earth. And, the amount of soil in any location is dynamic – there can be erosion, or weathering, or many processes that lead to soil deposition and loss. Although Florida has 663 miles of beaches, it's a state with a variety of soils. … Continue reading In southeast Florida, how deep do you have to dig to get out of sand? What do you hit after sand?

In what way is the soil dynamic, rather than a lifeless, static body?

If you think soils are boring and lifeless, think again! They are actually complex systems that support a suite of physical, chemical, and biological activities. The processes that occur within a particular soil system are dependent upon what the soil is made of. So, soils within different environments will likely have their own unique sets … Continue reading In what way is the soil dynamic, rather than a lifeless, static body?