SL272/MG453 Soils & Fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil Drainage and Water Holding Capacity

Figure 1. Subsidence of organic soils can occur due to the rapid breakdown of organic matter following artificial drainage.
SL-272, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Amy L. Shober, helps homeowners understand the natural water status of local soils, allowing them to make decisions about plant selection and irrigation needs. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2008.