Which type of soil can hold more water?

The size of soil particles is one of the factors that determine their ability to retain water.  Soil retaining capacity is more when the size of the soil particles is small with greater surface area. Clay soil retains more water because of the presence of small and fine particles. Loamy soils have medium size particles, so it retains moderate amount of water. Sand with low nutritional content and larger particles retain the least amount of water.

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