Orange County Surface Soils Textures Map

MWDOC and the Natural Resources Conservation Services have developed a surface soil textures map to help you determine the surface soil type at your home. Knowing your surface soil texture type will help you establish an appropriate watering schedule for your home landscape. You may use Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's watering calculator to determine the approximate watering schedule for your landscape.

Click on the link below to learn how to estimate soil texture by feel:

Click here for a high resolution pdf of the map.