what are the properties of loamy, sandy, clayey soil??

 The following table shows the properties of soils based on the size of soil particles.

Soil type

Particle type


Sandy Large Loosely packed, with large air spaces. Water soaks into it easily. Thus it is dry, light and airy

Fine, small

Tightly packed with no air spaces. This type of soil is heavy and holds more water
Loamy / silt A mixture of large and small particles Holds water, contains humus

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sandy soil is big in size and water holding capacity is less in it

clayey soil is small in size and water holding capacity is more in it

loamy soil has both the qualities of loamy soil and sandy soil

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