What determines a given soil’s ability to retain water?



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    A soil’s composition is what allows it to retain water. Sand won’t hold water very well because it is too granular; the water will slip right through the grains of sand rather quickly. Conversely, clay is too compact for water to even penetrate it all that well. If you want to retain water, the top layer should be a mix of soil with large grains and pores, and work your way downward to some sort of a clay mixture.

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