what you need to know about topsoil

What You Need to Know About Topsoil

And How Can I Use It Around My Home?

Topsoil is a widely versatile home, lawn, and landscape product that is often sold by various lawn and garden product providers…including us! Topsoil can be used to fill low spots in your lawn to improve drainage or to fix holes or eroded areas along your patio, walkways, or homes. Not to mention that topsoil can be a great option for use in gardens and landscaping. If you have not ever used topsoil before, you may have some questions about what it is, what makes it useful, and how you can utilize it at your home. We have answers for all those questions and more in this blog, just keep reading on, and if you reach the end and feel that you still have questions, feel free to contact us today! Our representatives will help in any way possible.

What is Topsoil?

Topsoil is not a one size fits all, there are various types of topsoil as well as uses for each one! One type and the most common type of topsoil is just a plain soil that has been scraped away from the earth as it’s being prepped for buildings or developments. This extra soil that has been taken away to help level out the ground is then picked up hauled away and screened to remove most of the debris that might still be stuck in it. Once the soil is screened, it can be bought and taken to your home for whatever use you might have for it. Another type of topsoil or as we call it “garden soil” is similar, but a little more enhanced. This topsoil or garden soil is soil that has been mixed with organic material such as compost. This unique mix of elements is generally softer and a prime substance for cultivating gardens and other items.

topsoil & garden soil

What Can I Use Topsoil For?

Topsoil and garden soil can be used for a wide variety of things around your home, but the most popular applications are generally within the lawn and garden. Many times, lawns and ground areas around patios, sidewalks, and other areas surrounding our house have issues with drainage or erosion. Topsoil without organic matter added in is a great way to build up your lawn, create better drainage, or fill in spots that have dealt with some various amounts of erosion. It is a useful and good way to preserve your home and property by catching issues such as poor drainage and erosion before they become an actual issue for you. This soil is typically good for replanting grass or growing other landscaping plants because the screening process allows the dirt to break loose and get rid of any harmful debris and provides an advantage to straight clay or sand ground for your soil. Looking at the other topsoil with added organic material or as we call it, garden soil, the name is pretty self-explanatory. Best used as a part of your garden or landscape, this soil is rich in nutrients to help your plants grow big and strong.

Does Cannonsburg Wood Products Carry Topsoil?

Yes! Cannonsburg Wood Products does carry topsoil. Currently, we are only carrying standard screened topsoil but are exploring our options for offering garden soil in the near future – so stay tuned for updates on our topsoil and any additions to the products we carry. All of our topsoil is sourced locally and screened on our local site in Rockford, and this year we have been able to upgrade our screening system in order create an even better and more efficient process of soil screening. If you are interested in more information or getting a quote on topsoil, please contact us today. We are more than happy to help you in any way that we can.

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