When thinking about buying land for sale in Central Florida, soil conditions are important to consider. The soil conditions of a property will give you some insight as to how fertile a property is before deciding to purchase, especially if purchasing for agricultural purposes. Bad soil conditions can hinder your ability for strong crop growth, and these conditions can be very costly to improve.
Central Florida’s Soil
The soils of Central Florida tend to be sand, peat and clay based. The sandy soil drains water more quickly, but with enough rain or irrigation, one can still grow crops. This soil type has a low moisture and nutrient holding capacity, which demands more frequent watering and fertilization, and with plenty of sunshine Central Florida has to offer, crops can photosynthesize well.
Central Florida’s Climate
The climate plays a huge part in soil formation. Local temperature and moisture influences the rate at which parent material will weather into soil. Weathering rates are typically enhanced under warm, wet conditions, both of which are common in Central Florida. In addition, these conditions accelerate the breakdown of organic residues in the soil, which is the reason Florida’s sandy soils are lower in organic matter compared with soils of the northeastern and midwestern states where the climate is humid, but cooler.
Since Central Florida’s climate is more mild than other parts of the state, frosts and freezes are not very common during winter, and the seasons tend to be a little more subtropical; hot summers, warm falls, and mild springs and winters. Season changes are less noticeable in Central Florida.
Our associates at SVN | Saunders Real Estate are experts in Central Florida land for sale.