Question 6

List the differences between clayey soil and sandy soil.

Sandy Soil Clayey Soil
1. Sandy soil contains mainly big rock particles. 1. Clayey soil contains mainly fine rock particles.
2. Sandy soil cannot hold much water. 2. Clayey soil has very good water-holding.
3. Sandy soil provides good aeration (air) to plant roots. 3. Clayey soil is not able to trap enough air for the roots of plants.
4. Sandy soil is loose, light and non-sticky. 4. Clayey soil is compact, heavy and sticky.
5. Sandy soil is less fertile. 5. Clayey soil is more fertile than sandy soil.


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