native soil


: the place where someone is originally from
They have returned to their native soil.

Examples of native soil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fill in any open spaces with 50% organic compost and 50% native soil. Michelle Mastro, Architectural Digest, 29 June 2024 His return soon to Central America will allow his mother, Emerita, to lay her youngest child to rest in his native soil. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 2 May 2024 The final contact with the tree on its native soil occurred when the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl collected seeds from the last surviving example. Daniel Lewis, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 His audacious plan is not just to rob the train but to capture its rich and famous passengers, using them as bargaining chips to force a weak Chinese government to grant him autonomous control over his native soil. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2024 Our newest study suggests that your microbes are not only living in the soil but also cooperating with native soil microbes to help decompose your body. Jennifer Debruyn, The Conversation, 28 Sep. 2023 Remove old plant material and turf to bare native soil. Lucy Warren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 If using native soil causes some concern, look around. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2023 Research has shown that putting amendments into the hole and not the surrounding area causes the tree's roots to stay there instead of spreading out into the native soil. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 25 July 2023

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“Native soil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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