When people think of topsoil, they usually envision a large bag of dirt. While it’s true, topsoil is dirt, it is worth noting that topsoil can provide plenty of benefits that some other kinds of dirt can’t. For example, if you were to lay down a coarse clay before unrolling your new sod lawn, it is more than likely that you are going to experience dead patches in the grass because of unhealthy pockets of soil. Topsoil, on the other hand, is a refined soil that is nutrient-rich and actually recommended to be applied before sod is laid.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss our Cutting Edge® Topsoil, as well as some of the benefits that topsoil can have in your yard.
The 3 Benefits Of Topsoil
Before we get started, it is important to point out that topsoil has more than three benefits, it just so happens that most of the benefits that topsoil can have fit within three main categories. That being said, let’s get started.
It is a little odd to think that there is good dirt and bad dirt — being that all dirt comes from the same Earth — but it is true. In fact, there are many soil types like sandy soil, silty soil, clay, peaty soil, saline soil, and loam.
Topsoil falls into the loam category, meaning that it is 40% sand, 40% silt, and 20% clay. Because of this, topsoil is a fine-grained combination of minerals that happens to be one of the healthiest types of soil.
For your plants to grow, it is important that the soil is porous, allowing water to flow through freely, while also being able to retain water and hold it for longer periods of time. Topsoil does an excellent job of letting water seep into it and hold the water lander due to its mineral composition.
Another factor that influences soil quality is the presence, or lack thereof, of minerals and healthy organisms — both of which can be found in high concentrations in topsoil. By laying topsoil down in your yard or mixing it with existing soil, you can increase the overall health of your yard.
It’s really kind of obvious — good soil leads to the healthy growth of plants — and topsoil, as we’ve covered, is extremely high-quality. Because the soil is fine-grained, plants have an easier time pushing their roots deeper into the soil. Additionally, topsoil is jam-packed with microorganisms that keep the soil healthy and plants and minerals that can keep your plants growing strong.
Have you ever laid soil down, only to have it wash away during the next big rain event? Well, if you choose to use topsoil next time you won’t have to! Anything short of a flood won’t wash it away. Topsoil is porous and allows plants to establish their roots easier. Once the plants have established their root systems, they hold the topsoil in place, preventing erosion.
So now that you know how beneficial topsoil can be, why don’t you place a wholesale order and revitalize your yard? Shop our wholesale landscaping supply store today!