Soil Characteristics and Management Practices for Urban Residential Landscapes
Soil erosion caused by stormwater runoff.
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Pearson, Brian J. 2013. “Soil Characteristics and Management Practices for Urban Residential Landscapes: ENH1218/EP479, 9/2013”. EDIS 2013 (8). Gainesville, FL.


Newly constructed urban residential landscape soils sampled within Central Florida are dominated by large sand particles and possess low soil moisture retention. Therefore, irrigation and fertilizer applications should be managed to match site conditions and prevent overapplication of water and nutrient leaching. Sampled soils in newly developed urban residential communities were found to be highly compacted and likely to inhibit plant establishment and growth. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Brian J. Pearson, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, September 2013.
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