This is a blog post about anomalous soil conditions. Soil is comprised of a myriad of different ingredients. Some, such as clay, are relatively stable, while some, like limestone, are very unstable. Some soil nutrients are absorbed from the air and then stored in the soil, while other nutrients require water and then need to be added to the soil to bring them up to their normal levels. This allows for a wide variety of soil chemistries and moisture levels.
Soil is like a sponge. It absorbs and stores nutrients and water and creates a stable, even, environment for all the plants and organisms in the soil. But if there isn’t enough nutrients to go around, then it can become a highly unstable environment. Soil is the lifeblood of soil life. The amount of nutrients in soil can determine the amount of nutrients in the soil below. The more nutrients and water that are available, the more plants and life forms can survive and thrive.
Now some of that moisture might be from rain, but it might also be a combination of moisture from other sources and also from the soil itself. So if the soil is wet, and the air is dry and the sun is out, then that moisture can be found in the soil.
An even more interesting and concerning example happened during our research to determine how saturated a soil is. We did a survey of soil moisture levels in a particular area of Florida to see how saturated the soil was and then we took a sample of soil from that area and compared it to the soil from a different area of the same state that was not saturated at all. The results showed that the soil from the area that was saturated was more dry than the soil from the non-saturated area.
This could be a result of one of those things called “surface rooting” from the soil that changes the soil’s properties when it is exposed to water. This could mean that soil is not as saturated as it was before the plantings took place.
Some soil samples taken from a non-saturated area of the state didn’t have as much water as the soil taken from an area that was saturated. This could mean that some soil was either sinking or spreading out when it came from a non-saturated area. We need to know more about this.
If you have a non-saturated area that is not saturated, then it is possible that the soil will be able to absorb more water from the atmosphere if it is exposed to more moisture. This would be a problem if the soil is not properly drained by the roots or the soil is very clayey.
If the soil is exposed to less moisture, then it could be acting as a sponge and absorbing the moisture and then allowing it to be pumped out of the area.
The problem with the surface is that it is a saturated area and therefore has the ability to absorb any water that is pumped into the area. This is one of the main reasons why water and soil are so important to the human body. The saturated areas that we call “dead zones” are filled with water, and when this water is absorbed, toxins and poisons build up inside the body, and they can cause illness or even death.
The water that’s absorbed into the wet sponge and then pumped out of the wet area is actually a sub-surface water source that’s actually not water at all, but instead the water that’s naturally built up in the soil. This water is called surface water, and it’s actually a very important part of the ecosystem.