What is Topsoil, and How Do You Utilize it in Your Garden?

Written by admin on October 2, 2018. Posted in Drain rock, What is drainage gravel

All contractors, landscapers, and gardeners use topsoil, but not all of them understand what it is or how it can be tested. Topsoil comes in many forms with various chemical compositions, so if you’re building an outdoor vegetable patch or digging a trench, it’s important to know how to identify and work with the earth beneath your feet.

Geologically speaking, topsoil is the dirt that covers the earth. It’s so named because it covers (or “tops”) subsoil and bedrock. Topsoil is nutrient-rich, made up of organic materials, microorganisms, trace minerals, oxygen, and water. Topsoil is therefore very important for gardening and harvesting healthy crops.

Topsoil differs from garden soil in that it doesn’t need to be explicitly used for planting. Where garden soil has the ideal mixture of fertilizer for planting, topsoil can have a range of textures. Landscapers and contractors should talk to their local washed gravel and dirt supplier to get an idea of what will be the best fit