Depending upon the type of desert, soils range from coarse and rocky to fine and salty. Typically, deserts are divided into four categories: arid, semiarid, coastal and cold. More »

The soil of marine biomes varies from one type to another but usually includes muds, gravels, sands, silts, clays or oozes. The soil makeup depends on the distance of the sea floor to the nearest continental shelf and th... More »

There are many different species of shrubs that thrive in clay soil, including chokeberry, honeysuckle, willow, lilac and white cedar. Most nursery-raised shrubs, including several species of dogwood shrubs, cannot adapt... More »

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The soil of marine biomes varies from one type to another but usually includes muds, gravels, sands, silts, clays or oozes. The soil makeup depends on the distance of the sea floor to the nearest continental shelf and th... More »

Blue clay soil is a type of expansive soil characterized by its bluish-purple color and high absorptive property. This enables the soil to soak up water in large quantities, which results in an increase in the soil's vol... More »

According to the BBC, there are six major types of soil: clay soil, sandy soil, silty soil, peaty soil, chalky soil and loamy soil. Knowing which type of soil is being used helps a person decide what to plant and how to ... More »

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The frost line is the maximum depth at which soil is frozen, or the lower limit of permafrost. The depth of the frost depends on the local climate, the heat transfer properties of the soil, and the adjacent materials and... More »