The Importance of Soil Conditions
Knowing the soil conditions of the Florida land for sale before you commit to a purchase can help you avoid making an unsuitable investment. This is especially true for land that is intended to be used for agricultural purposes. Improving the soil conditions after purchasing land that is not suitable for sustainable growth can become a costly and unnecessary expense. That is why it is necessary to know the conditions of the soil, and if those conditions will compliment your intended land use.
Florida Land for Sale Soil Types
There are a number of properties we look at to determine the soil condition of land for sale in Florida. One of the most important properties is soil texture. Soil is made up of three different mineral particles: clay, sand, and silt. The most fertile soil, or loam, is made up of equal amounts of all three. Loam allows the retention of moisture and nutrients, is aerated, and drains well. This type of soil is ideal for agricultural use because it facilitates healthy and strong crop growth.
Clay Soils: Clay soils retain moisture and nutrients more than other soil types. This soil type also tends to compact more easily, drains slower than other soils, and is slower to warm up during springtime.
Sand Textured Soils: Sandy soils tend to be less fertile because the large gaps between the particles allow water and nutrients to drain away more easily. This soil type has a low moisture and nutrient holding capacity, which demands more frequent watering and fertilization.
Silt Textured Soils: Silty soil has a moisture holding capacity similar to loam, but depending on the clay-silt-sand ratio may drain more slowly.
Peaty Textured Soil: Peaty soil is typically found in marshy, wet climate areas. This type of soil is nutrient rich but is susceptible to water logging.
To find Florida land for sale that meets the soil conditions you require, contact one of our SVN | Saunders Real Estate agents today. We are experts when it comes to land for sale in Florida.