What’s so hard about soil?


When is soil just dirt, why should you care, and what can you do about it? Arborist Mark Roberts digs into this important topic


When I was a young horticulturalist, each and every soils teacher seemed to say something along the lines of ‘soil is soil and dirt is what you get under your fingernails’. Some of them would go on to say that they were taught that, but it ‘reflected their sediments exactly’ – and they wondered why their soil classes were never well attended…

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