A soil boring test are conducted for different reasons, including to determine good drilling locations and depths for wells and basements. The soil boring tests are performed by excavating soil from an area. More »

Gardeners can test acidic or alkaline levels of soil with a pH testing kit, or use a do-it-yourself method with vinegar and baking soda, according to Organic Gardening at About.com. Scoop soil into a plastic container, a... More »

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Test garden soil for free with products commonly found in the kitchen such as baking soda, vinegar and red cabbage. Soil pH determines the minerals and nutrients available to the plants. Some plants are equipped to survi... More »

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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 »

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 »

Depending on its buffering capacity, soil may be affected by acid rain by having its pH level increased. The result of a high pH soil is the exhaustion of nutrients and minerals in the soil, including the release of harm... More »