Topsoil is so critical because it contains all the vital nutrients that plants need to survive. Some common usages of topsoil include: to create a plant bed, to repair lawn damage, and to improve soil drainage.
|Bag Size||3/4 Cubic Feet|
|Texture||Clean soil, no debris|
Whether you are landscaping your entire yard or simply revamping your garden, it is crucial to use the correct soil in order to foster an ideal environment for healthy growth. Topsoil refers to the mineral-dense top layer of earth, characterized by a high concentration of organic matter. Topsoil is so critical because it contains all the vital nutrients that plants need to survive. Some common usages of topsoil include: to create a plant bed, to repair lawn damage, and to improve soil drainage. At Everglades, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality topsoil sourced from local producers who engage in sustainable farming practices.
Everglades provides its customers with high quality topsoil evidenced by is deep black coloration showing that it contains a high amount of organic matter and beneficial microflora. A simple way of checking the quality of topsoil is by looking at the color and smelling the topsoil. The richer the nutrient content is the darker the soil and high-quality soil just have an earthy smell and not a metal or chemical smell. Topsoil’s color deepens as natural materials such as fruits, leaves, and pine bark are broken down by decomposers such as worms and beetles present in the soil. These critters’ waste products contain bio available carbon, nitrogen, potassium, phosphates, and iron that create an ideal fertilizer for your future landscape features, lawn, and garden. Leading to a healthy garden but also cost savings by reducing fertilizer needs.
Nutrient rich topsoil also tends to hold water better because of the presence of organic material that can absorb and release water. Therefore, integrating topsoil into a section of your lawn or a garden that tends to hold water, will improve drainage at that location. Making sure to provide your landscape with high quality soil allows your plants to go as fast as they can absorb sunlight to power their grown instead of having to establish a deeper root system to find the nutrients they require.
Topsoil is typically used to fill bare areas of a lawn to make the ground level as well as to create plant beds. We recommend for most applications a layer for three to eight inches of topsoil depending on the depth of the root system of your particular plant. You want to make sure your plants’ entire root system will take advantage of fertile topsoil. Our top soil is perfect for large projects where our customer wants to ensure their landscape is capable of providing their plants with the support they need to grow successfully without the exorbitant cost of using garden soil which is more nutrient dense but is also in most cases prohibitively expensive.
At Everglades, topsoil is available bagged or in bulk, which is the most cost-effective way to buy larger quantities for your project. The product is typically delivered right to your driveway or any other load-bearing surface where it can be moved to the desired location. We offer in-store pickup and delivery is available as soon as tomorrow!