All You Ever Needed to Know About Seeds

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Yard Improvements To Make In Your Yard Using Topsoil

by Eugene Kelley

Your property may provide you with all the earth you need for planting and landscaping your yard in the way you want it designed, but there can come a time when you realize that you need some supplemental materials added to better your yard and increase its value. Whether you want to add in decorative rocks for a rock garden, mulch for better ground covering, or extra soil for your landscaping projects, you can find them from a local landscape and garden supply source. Here are some improvements you can make to your yard landscaping with some extra topsoil from a local supplier.

Prepare for a New Lawn

When you are planning to install a new lawn on your property, whether it is with sod or seed, you need to prepare the surface of your yard to get the best results. The existing soil in your yard might be full of rocks or loam and full of clay, which can prevent your lawn from being its healthiest and taking root best. For this reason, a top layer of soil added to your property will help your new lawn thrive.

Look for a soil that has been screened of rocks and weeds so it will provide your yard with a healthy top layer. Your soil delivery will arrive and you can request they drop the load right onto your property where you will be spreading the soil. Then, with a skid steer loader, you can spread it over the area. Ask the topsoil provider if they offer a service to spread the soil over the area for you. Make sure you order enough topsoil to provide a layer of approximately one to two inches in thickness.

Create a Beneficial Landscape Slope

Another improvement you can complete for your yard is to supplement soil around the foundation of your home to create a slope toward your foundation. A slope of topsoil will help with your yard drainage when there is heavy precipitation and will also create an attractive landscape feature where you can plant vegetation and other shrubbery and flowers.

Your topsoil delivery will arrive at your home, and the driver will need a location to deposit the soil. Find a central location in your yard, such as a driveway or patio, where you can place the topsoil while you distribute it to the areas around your home. With a wheelbarrow, scoop and move the dirt to the areas surrounding your foundation and build it up to the right slope. 

Be sure you don't set the soil against the siding, brick, or stucco on your home, but build up the soil so it touches the foundation's concrete exterior. This will prevent moisture and insect damage to your home exterior.

To learn more, contact a topsoil supplier.


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