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Compacted soil intended for cultivation can be made more loamy by turning under organic material such as manure, compost, or previous crops when the ground is prepared for the next growing season; it is not necessary to add sand as it will find its own way in as the organic materials decay. This enrichment process must be repeated every year until the aeration and nutrient qualities of the soil are permanently improved.

Loam describes the relative proportion of different sized mineral elements. No amount of organic matter changes the loaminess of loam, but organic matter, compaction, and aeration can change other soil properties. Daniel Collins 23:40, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Soil composition picture request[edit]

{{Image requested|geology}} like [2] It's a diagram showing composition. We'd have to modify it a bit I guess since the original is on a copyrighted page. (Lisa4edit) (talk) 18:52, 23 February 2009 (UTC)