Raised Beds for Efficient Water Management

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Earth-Kind® Landscaping

Soil conditions throughout much of Texas are not well suited for landscape plant materials. Sandy soils tend to drain/dry out rapidly, while clay soils hold excessive amounts of moisture during periods of heavy rainfall. The key, in both situations, is to strike a balance between the aeration, drainage and water holding characteristics of the soil.

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