Physical Properties• Soil types and particle size• Soil Profile• Soil PH• Nutrients• Salinity
Soil TypesParticle size
Soil Profile
Nutrients
• Nitrogen- Chlorophyll, proteins, nucleic acids• Phosphorus- nucleic acids, ATP• Potassium- Maintaining osmotic potential...
Soil PH
Lowering Soil PHSulfurAcid Fertilizer—Containing SulfurDo not use urea based fertilizer
Salinity
Reducing Salinity• Water and plenty of it• Increase Organic Matter• Deep Tillage
Organic Amendments• Peat Moss• Compost• Manure• Straw• Wood Products
Benefits of Organics• Increase Nutrient Holding  Capacity• Increase Water Holding Capacity• Increase Soil Perculation• Inc...
How Much Organics• 100 square feet• 12 inch depth• Desire 10% organic matter• 100 x 1 = 100 cubic feet x 10% = 10  cubic f...
Inorganic Amendments• Perlite• Vermiculite• Scoria• Sand• Glass
Benefits of Inorganics• Increase Aeration• Increase Water Holding  Capacity• Improve Root Growth• Lighten Container Mixes
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils
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Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils

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An informational slideshow on soils and how to effectively plant and grow in the Durango and four corners area

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Native Roots Garden Center Durango Colorado - Soils

  1. 1. Physical Properties• Soil types and particle size• Soil Profile• Soil PH• Nutrients• Salinity
  2. 2. Soil TypesParticle size
  3. 3. Soil Profile
  4. 4. Nutrients
  5. 5. • Nitrogen- Chlorophyll, proteins, nucleic acids• Phosphorus- nucleic acids, ATP• Potassium- Maintaining osmotic potential, found in enzymes• Chlorine- Root and shoot growth, photosynthesis• Sulfur- Component of most proteins
  6. 6. Soil PH
  7. 7. Lowering Soil PHSulfurAcid Fertilizer—Containing SulfurDo not use urea based fertilizer
  8. 8. Salinity
  9. 9. Reducing Salinity• Water and plenty of it• Increase Organic Matter• Deep Tillage
  10. 10. Organic Amendments• Peat Moss• Compost• Manure• Straw• Wood Products
  11. 11. Benefits of Organics• Increase Nutrient Holding Capacity• Increase Water Holding Capacity• Increase Soil Perculation• Increase Aeration• Reduced Erosion
  12. 12. How Much Organics• 100 square feet• 12 inch depth• Desire 10% organic matter• 100 x 1 = 100 cubic feet x 10% = 10 cubic feet• 10 cubic feet / 27 cuft/yd = .3 cu yd• 10 cuft/ 2 cuft = 5 bags
  13. 13. Inorganic Amendments• Perlite• Vermiculite• Scoria• Sand• Glass
  14. 14. Benefits of Inorganics• Increase Aeration• Increase Water Holding Capacity• Improve Root Growth• Lighten Container Mixes
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