Methods to Measure Soil Moisture
Soil moisture monitoring can give a homeowner more knowledge on about his or her yard and how a landscape can become more water-wise. This article will outline some of the general methods and instrumentation used when measuring soil moisture.
Volumetric Field Methods- these types of testing estimate water volume from a sample of undisturbed soil.
- Neutron Moderation- Radioactive neutrons collide with soil particles to give a proportional count of the volume of water present.