State Soils: New Jersey

Soil scientists dig holes to investigate soils in various regions. Looking at the flat face of that hole is called a “soil profile.” Here, you can see the distinct yellow area under the top, browner, layers. Credit: USDA-SCS. Soil Survey of Gloucester County. Many states have a designated state bird, flower, fish, tree, rock, etc. … Continue reading State Soils: New Jersey

Why should I be careful about using salt on my driveway and sidewalks?

For nearly 70 percent of Americans, the winter months come with nasty weather. Snow and ice storms may look beautiful, but they can make for treacherous roads and walkways. The most commonly used item for managing ice is road salt, or sodium chloride. While this salt does melt ice, when overused or mismanaged, it can … Continue reading Why should I be careful about using salt on my driveway and sidewalks?