What Type of Soil Is Best for Water Retention?

The best soil for water retention contains plenty of organic matter. Sandy soils allow water to drain too quickly, and clay soils prevent water from draining into the soil.

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Anne Baley is a writer and photographer living in Southeast Michigan. She has written numerous articles about places she has discovered while traveling throughout the United States. Baley's work has appeared in a variety of online outlets, including Endless Sunday.