How much topsoil do I need?
As you read below, you can discover how much topsoil you need and additional helpful information.
You can always email Dirt Connections for help. I can provide you with some information to help you discover how much fill dirt you need. See the example below for additional information. One trick I learned from some associates is this;
- Length (100 feet) x Width (100 Feet) = 1000 Square Feet
- 1000 Square Feet divided by 81 = 125 Cubic Yards at 4 Inches Thick
- 125 Cubic Yards = The Cubic Yards at a 4 Inch Thickness
- Each Dump Truck Load Carries 10 – 12 Cubic yards
- 125 Cubic Yards divided by 10 Equals 12.5 Dump Truck Loads
- If you have questions, send us an email.
Screened Topsoil Uses For Your Lawn And Garden
Topsoil is the most important tool at your disposal when it comes to lawn and garden health. This material is the top 10 to 12 inches of soil, and it should be rich in nutrients, minerals, and organic matter. Quality soil material is essential to a healthy lawn or garden. Plants get much of their nutrition from the topsoil, so the quality will determine the health of your plants. In fact, it can be a bigger factor of your lawn and garden’s health than almost anything else. Screened topsoil can help increase the quality of material.
Objects in the topsoil that get in the way of the plant roots can be a problem. They can even prevent new seeds from germinating. That is why screened material can be a good choice for gardeners and landscapers. Screened material has had debris and objects like rocks removed from it, so that it provides a loose, comfortable environment in which plants can thrive.
Screened topsoil has many uses, and we will cover the most common ones here so that you will know if screened topsoil is right for you. New topsoil can often be the most effective way to improve the health of your lawn, but only if you apply it correctly. If you are looking for solutions to any of the problems listed below, screened soil could be the best solution for you.
If you need a supply of high quality screened materials, contact the professionals at Dirt Connections. We do a lot of work with dirt, and our screened topsoil is top-quality. We only offer material that is rich in organic matter and free of any debris that might impede plant growth. Our experts are also available to answer any questions you may have, so please contact us anytime.
3 Steps to Accumulate Great Topsoil Material
As mentioned above, you need great topsoil base material for your screened topsoil. To accumulate the topsoil base material, there are 3 initial steps;
1. Project Site Location
All project locations are not the same. Some site work locations, do not have suitable topsoil material. Suitable existing nutrients and carbon are important for future topsoil processing. The excavation site must have the suitable material to process topsoil. With the suitable topsoil material, the contractor can plan for the future processing step. The experienced contractor can determine the quality of the topsoil material. Be sure to work with experienced contractors.
2. Site Clearing
Clearing and grubbing is a crucial phase in any kind of land development. In land development you often demolish an existing structure or prepare for some new site for construction. With land development you will clear and grub the site first. This allows for continued land development. This phase allows for the separation of excavated materials. The excavated materials includes root matter, stumps, logs, brush and debris. This initial removal process provides for the base material, unscreened topsoil.
3. Topsoil Base Material Haul Off
The unscreened topsoil is now free of logs, brush, and debris. With the topsoil free of debris, we can continue with material processing. This material can now be transported to the screening facility. It is at this location we can achieve the high quality screened topsoil we desire.
How We Take Your Material Order
After placing your material order, customer service/dispatch will follow up with a phone call. The dispatch team will check Google Maps for additional delivery information. Dispatch wants to confirm your address, material type and delivery location. This is critical for your fill dirt delivery success.
Get The Correct Material
When you are creating these small backyard landscaping projects, you will need some dirt to finish each of them properly. Dirt can be a hassle to get on your own and can be a lot of work to shovel into the spot that you want it. If you do not want to do the heavy lifting on your own, you can contact Dirt Connections to take care of your dirt needs and get you the soil you need to finish the job.
The primary elements of the topsoil composition are:
- Organic matter
- Mineral particles
How Is Soil Made
The strength of the soil, including its bearing capacity, hinges on its skeletal form and reduces with the presence of organic matter. Water run-off leads to minerals from the topsoil layer moving down into the subsoil. This effect can result in some mineral shortage in the topsoil. The effect of this process is that roots have to go deeper to obtain nutrients. During construction, it is essential to remove the topsoil. Topsoil removal can cause an increase in the rate of erosion of soil minerals.
Topsoil is something all yard needs, but few people have the appropriate knowledge of its use. Organic rich material allows for the sprouting of plants and grass. A clear understanding of the topsoil composition, and it’s best usage, can help you maintain your lawn and garden. You now know how much material you may need. In the event you have any questions, please contact our office.