If you're getting ready to go on a new gardening venture, you need to plan your soil to properly house your vegetation. The top thing you can do in the
soil planning process is to reach the perfect mix of sand, silt and clay. There are several tests used by experienced landscapers to tell whether the soil has a good composition. First you can press it in your hand. If it doesn't hold its shape and crumbles without any outside force, your sand ratio is most definitely a little high. If you poke the
compressed ball with your finger and it does not fall apart quickly, your soil has too much clay.
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