The three basic types of soil are sand, silt and clay. Other soil types include loam, peat and saline soil. Soil is comprised of finely ground rock particles and organic material such as the remains of decomposed plant m... More » Science Earth Science Soil

Popular soil stabilization methods include soil ramming, use of natural binding agents and incorporation of chemical additives, according to the Industrial Resources Council. Soil ramming involves physically compacting t... More » Science Earth Science Erosion & Weathering

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 » Science Earth Science Soil
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The four basic types of soil are sand, silt, clay and loam. Loam, considered a perfect soil, is a mixture of silt, clay and sand. Sand is gritty and contains small particles of minerals and rocks, where silt is smoother ... More » Science Earth Science Soil

There are three basic types of soil, which are categorized by their mineral particle sizes, and they are clay, silt and sand. Clay soil contains very fine mineral particles. Silt is also fine but to a lesser degree than ... More » Science Earth Science Soil

Loam soil, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, is a mixture of clay, sand, silt and organic matter. This soil is loose, fertile, easily worked and drains well; it exists in two variations: clay or sandy loam. More » Science Earth Science Soil