Sloat garden tip: Know your soil!

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It’s simple to find out if your soil is acid, alkaline, clay-filled, or sandy. Dig a hole 8 inches deep and fill it with water. How long does it take to drain away completely? Sandy soil will drain quickly and will need water more often. Natives and drought-resistant/Mediterranean-type plants will do well in sandy soil. Clay soil will drain slowly and need less water.

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