Use Caution in Utilizing Coastal Organic Subsoil for Landscape Topsoils
Certain soils along coastal South Carolina have a subsoil that visually appears to be high in organic matter and thus are commonly used for landscaping rootzone soil. In fact, they are very acidic and are high in aluminum, making them poor growing medium. This article informs producers and farmers, homeowner associations, developers, landscape contractors and construction companies on what Spodosols are, where they are found, how to identify them, and management strategies.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
Landscape contractors, farmers, DOT, muncipality planners, turfgrass managers, ll on the coast.
Jordan E, Park D. Identification, Management Challenges, and Strategies When Using Coastal Organic Rich Subsoil for Landscape Topsoil. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2020. LGP 1091. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/identification-management-challenges-and-strategies-when-using-coastal-organic-rich-subsoil-for-landscape-topsoil/.
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