When landscaping your yard, consider all the options that are available at a local garden center for making your landscape aesthetically pleasing. Consider the various types of plants, trees, flowers and artificial turf to use. For the finishing touch when landscaping, grab a bag of topsoil to cover the soil around plants and grass. Consider the following before gardening.
There are many varieties of topsoil available.
The type you should use depends on what you plan to accomplish in your yard. If you are installing artificial turf, a screened, sandy loam is best. Grass can flourish in any general purpose topsoil that's free of clay, big lumps and stones. For flower beds, consider a quality product with a high organic matter content, like one blended with organic compost. Vegetable gardeners should buy the best topsoil possible because they eat what they grow. Since vegetables require a lot of nutrients, you should also shop for the highest organic matter content you can find.
Topsoil is a necessity for any healthy garden.
Bags of mulch and compost can be seen in even the worst gardener’s shed. While mulch is great for creating shade for plants in direct sunlight and compost can make the soil richer in nutrients, neither can replace actual topsoil. The top 10 to 30 centimeters in the ground, it is made of partially decomposed organic material. It provides food for plants and micro-organisms. It also improves drainage and keeps the roots moist.
Quality topsoil begins with a quality supplier.
Almost all garden, farm, home improvement, or hardware store will have topsoil to purchase. This doesn't mean all these places will offer a superior product. Before purchasing, make sure you double check that it was analyzed by the manufacturer for both contamination and infertility growth.