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loam

a fertile soil formed of sand and clay and having an organic or humus content.
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In the experiment reported by Sarensen (2004), higher residual effects of cattle slurry on crop N uptake were not observed in a sandy soil with only 4% clay compared with loamy sand with 9% clay (P.
The soils in the south part of the basin, with a medium texture (clayey), presents a medium infiltration potential, soils in the central part of the basin, with medium to fine texture (clay-loamy) and presents a reduced infiltration potential, and the ones in the north extremity have fine texture (loamy) and very small infiltration potential.
This number is your "drain area." If you are gardening with sandy or loamy soil, plan on making your rain garden about 20 percent to 30 percent of the drain area size.
The bulk density of the soils in the trays was maintained at 1.41 ([+ or -] 0.02), 1.32 ([+ or -] 0.02), 1.24 [+ or -] 0.01), and 1.23 ([+ or -] 0.01) g/c[m.sup.3] for the loamy sand, loam, sandy clay, and 2 clay soils, respectively.
Car capsizing is common on rainy days due to slipper loamy soil.
Most importantly, this limit came out to be on the order of decimeters for loamy soils and is even lower, on the order of millimeters, for sandy soils.
Make turf stacks by laying the turfs upside down on top of each other and they will break down into lovely loamy soil.
It's a loamy, vegetal aroma with richness of composted foliage and wood.
Dark berries, dried cherries, and herbs under loamy forest-floor aromas.
We have plants that survive salty soils, ones that are cold-hardy, and still more that prefer a deep rich loamy soil where their roots can run far and wide.
The three soils used in this experiment included a Konsil loamy fine sand (fine-loamy, siliceous, thermic Ultic Paleustalfs), a Wilson silt loam (fine, montmorillonitic, thermic Vertic Ochraqualfs), and a Teller fine sandy loam (fine-loamy, mixed, active, thermic, Udic Argiustolls).