How To Make Topsoil Your Landscaping Secret Weapon

How To Make Topsoil Your Landscaping Secret Weapon

Savannah Campbell

Have you ever seen property with nice even land, well-kept gardens, and not a puddle in sight? Do you want to know why? One word: topsoil. This simple material is the secret tool in the utility belt of landscapers everywhere. Using it is simple and quick, which means you don’t have to give yourself a headache in order to improve the quality of your yard.

You know how absolutely annoying it can be to step on what you think is solid ground and suddenly find your foot in a puddle hidden by grass. Next thing you know, every other step is a squish (unless, of course, you have an extra pair of socks lying around, but who does?). And if you own property, one of the last things that you want is for someone to trip over uneven ground, spraining an ankle or worse.

Whether you want to prevent squishy socks, sprained ankles, or simply are looking for an easy and cost-effective way to beautify your property, the answer is topsoil.

“What Even Is Topsoil?”

True to its name, topsoil is the layer of dirt which covers the first 5 inches or so of ground. It is a fair mixture of sand, silt, and clay, and is high in nutrients and minerals, making it beneficial to grass and other plants. After all, you can't get much more organic than dirt. It is simple to use, but incredibly helpful, which makes it popular among landscaping amateurs and professionals alike.

“What Can I Do About Uneven Land?”

Caring for any property comes with its fair share of frustrations, And unfortunately even with something as simple as the ground you walk on, problems can cost you. 

  • Uneven land can potentially cause injury if someone steps in the wrong place and trips. The last thing you need is a sprained ankle, or worse, on your property.
  • For businesses, uneven land can make your property look unkept or unprofessional, which will attract fewer customers, and in turn cause you to lose out on potential income.

Thankfully, the solution to these problems are quick and cost-effective. To remedy uneven land, simply do the following:

  1. Spread and level out topsoil where needed
  2. Care for the land as normal
  3. The grass will grow through naturally

“My Property Looks Bland. I Bet Topsoil Can’t Fix That.”

Believe it or not, it can! If your property feels empty or it looks like something is missing, then you should consider putting in a garden. Gardens are an amazing way to add color and variety to your land and, with top soil, are easier than you might think. Keep in mind that the process can take a month or two, but it is completely worth it!

  1. Lay down newspapers in the area where you would like your garden to be.
  2. Layer a few inches of topsoil mixed with compost and add water until the pile is damp.
  3. Remember, it can sometimes take a month or two, depending on conditions, but soon the grass and newspapers beneath will decompose, leaving an area prime for a garden.
  4. From there,  arrange flowers or other plants to your liking. The only limit is your imagination.

This method is simple and cost-effective, sparing you hours of digging and backache that comes with it, which means more time and more strength to do the things you love.

“I Already Have A Garden, But It’s Not As Good As It Used To Be.”

Topsoil can help with that as well. Plants need food and nutrients to thrive and they draw that from the soil they are planted in. Sometimes, it is necessary to replenish the dirt around them so that flowers can continue to grow up, big and strong.

Replenishing your garden with topsoil is easy:

  1. When the time comes to plant your garden, spread a thin layer (about 1-2 inches) of topsoil over the area and till it to mix the old with the new.
  2. Once you've done that, spread one final thin layer (about 1 inch) of topsoil over the garden.
  3. From there you can plant your flowers any way you wish. 

To improve your garden, and help your plants grow in even stronger, spread a thin layer of mulch over your garden before you plant your flowers. Mulch traps moisture very easily, retains heat and cool to protect your garden from harsh temperatures, and helps to combat weeds, which means you can spend less time bent over pulling up those pesky roots, and more time doing the things that matter.

Check out Haul-4-U’s selection of mulch products. You can schedule to have your mulch arrive within 1 to 3 days of placing your order, which means that you can get to work sooner, and get the job done faster, Not to mention having your best garden.

Add Topsoil To Your Landscaping Toolkit With Haul-4-U!

If you’re looking to improve the look and quality of your yard, then consider getting topsoil today! This material is versatile, can be combined well with just about any other material, plant, or landscaping style, and is not difficult to use at all. And getting all you need is a snap with Haul-4-U!

You can choose from a variety of options, from your basic screened topsoil, to a fertile garden mix topsoil, to the always attractive black mountain topsoil, and much more.

Get started today and schedule to have your shipment arrive anywhere from 1-3 days of placing your order, that way you don’t have to delay having your best yard. We’ll deliver the material right to your property, which can spare you spending precious time and gas going back and forth to pick up and drop off all your soil (thus dirtying your vehicle in the process).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We always love hearing from you if it means helping you get on the road to successfully landscaping your property.

Go with Haul-4-U today and make topsoil your landscaping secret ingredient!