Tag: soil

Mar 31
How to Mulch Like a Pro

The Benefits of Mulching If you enjoy spending time outside in your yard, you may be interested in learning about the benefits of mulching. Mulching is the act of covering the ground with a layer of material, such as wood chips, bark, leaves, or straw. This layer helps to protect the soil from erosion, keeps […]

Mar 28
How to Figure Out How Many Yards of Dirt I Need

Cubic Yard to “Yard” Calculations When landscaping your home, you will need to determine how much dirt you need to complete the project. To figure this out, you will need to measure the length and width of the area you are working on. Once you have these measurements, you can use a simple equation to […]

Mar 28
Leveling With Sand Vs Topsoil

What Type of Soil Should You Use to Level a Yard? When considering what to use to level your yard, there are a few things to take into account: the type of soil in your yard, the climate, and your budget. If you have clay soil, using sand to level your yard is a good […]

Mar 28
The Importance of Soil

How Important is Soil? Soil is one of the most important elements in our gardens. It is the foundation of healthy plants and is responsible for transferring water and nutrients to the roots. Soil can be improved by adding organic matter such as compost, leaf litter, and manure. This will help to increase the soil’s […]

Mar 28
What Does a Cubic Yard of Topsoil Look Like?

The size of a cubic yard of dirt A cubic yard of topsoil is about the size of a large cooler. It is usually dark brown or black in color and has a crumbly texture. It is composed of organic matter, minerals, and earthworms. Topsoil is essential for growing plants. It provides them with the […]

Mar 28
What is Topsoil Used For?

Why Would You Buy Topsoil? There are many reasons to buy topsoil. You may need it to improve the fertility of your soil, to level your garden bed, or to create a new garden bed. Buying topsoil can be a time-consuming process, so it’s important to select the right supplier. When selecting a supplier, ask […]

Mar 28
What Ten Yards of Topsoil Looks Like

Measuring How Much Topsoil You Need When it comes to creating a garden, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is how much topsoil to buy. Obviously, the more topsoil you have, the better your garden will be, but how do you know how much you need? One way to measure how […]

Mar 28
How To Level Your Lawn

How to Grade Your Lawn the Easy Way Grading your lawn is one of the more important steps in lawn care. There are a few different ways to grade your lawn, but the easiest way is to use a ruler or a straight edge. To grade your lawn using a ruler or straight edge, you […]

Mar 28
Differences Between Soil Types

What Does Topsoil, Garden Soil, Raised Bed Soil and Potting Mix Mean? What Does Topsoil, Garden Soil, Raised Bed Soil and Potting Mix Mean? When it comes to soil, there are several different types that you might hear about, including topsoil, garden soil, raised bed soil and potting mix. Topsoil is the layer of soil […]