The paper extends a procedure for transforming the standard textural triangle into a new diagram based on mean particle size dg, and standard deviations of particle size, og. Values of dg and og, obtained from the mechanical analysis on percents of clay, silt and sand, provide a unified basis for comparing soils and physical and chemical properties of the soils. It is shown that the procedure proposed earlier is valid for samples that do not have a lognormal distribution for the whole sample. Using this approach, samples with very different distributions of each fraction can be accurately described. The procedure further makes it possible to extend the scale to include particles with diameters >2 mm. Mean particle size and standard deviates are correlated with soil properties. An application is shown in the form of a relationship between water retention and dg and og.