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Layers of SoilBy Taylor Williams
Litter is the topmost layer. It contains things such as decompositioning sticks and leaves.
Horizon A: TopsoilTopsoil contains minerals from organic matter. It makes an excellent home for plants and animals. Made from sand silt and clay.
Horizon: SubsoilSubsoil is soil with many minerals. It is old topsoil that was pushed down over time. Made from sand, silt, clay, and some organic matter
Horizon C: Parent MaterialParent material is where soil is first developed. Made from weathered bedrock
BedrockBedrock is rock that has not been touched or broken down; parent material forms from this layer. Made of materials such as basalt and limestone
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