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Things to Consider When Purchasing Topsoil

Are you thinking of adding topsoil to your landscape. If so, there are several things that you should consider. First of all let’s start with the definition of topsoil? The simple answer is that topsoil is the topmost layer of soil. A narrower definition may be the top layer of NATIVE soil. This term may also apply to good qu...

Fill dirt 101

If you think dirt is just a humdrum resource, think again! Fill dirt is a valuable tool in many landscaping and construction projects. If you’re just getting started on a new endeavor, or are interested in doing some upkeep around your house, here’s a helpful guide on a vastly underrated material. Origins As many gar...

How To Successfully Use Fill Dirt in Landscaping

Fill dirt is most commonly used to fill holes or cavities in your yard where rainwater pools and creates muddy, unstable spots. Having an evenly graded yard also helps pets and children play safer by lowering the risk of sprained ankles and falls. If you’re looking to purposefully add unevenly or “rolling” grades to your yard, ...

A Guide to Landscaping New and Remodeled Homes

You’re finally ready to move into your dream home. Not surprisingly, it’s picture-perfect. You’ve helped design everything from the windows to the floors and ceilings to the roof, siding and trim. So while, the home is gorgeous, the yard is another story. Whether it’s a completely new build or just a renovation the proper...

Ascension builders can continue using fill dirt as council works on new ordinance, judge says

Ascension builders can continue using fill dirt as council works on new ordinance, judge says

GONZALES — A state district judge extended on Friday a ruling that frees builders in Ascension Parish to continue using fill dirt to raise homes and businesses. The judge had previously blocked an attempt by the parish to temporarily ban the use of fill dirt across more than 70% of the parish. The ruling came as a result of a bu...

What Fill Dirt Can Be Used For?

What is fill dirt? Fill dirt is comprised of soil that sits below the nutrient-rich top layer of dirt and may also be referred to as subsoil.   This type of dirt has virtually no organic matter in it but may include things like rocks, stones or sand.  The dirt can be purchased either screened or unscreened, with screened dirt al...

Best Uses for Crushed Concrete in Your Yard

Landscaping is a creative process where you are putting a lot of work into ensuring your yard looks just the way you want it. It can help your property value in the long run as well. Spending at least 5% of your home’s value on landscaping may get an ROI (return on investment) of as much as 150% when you go to sell it. One of the m...

Backfilling Your New Home Foundation

Believe it or not, backilling your new home foundation requires careful attention to detail.  Carelessly pushing dirt up against the foundation wall can create structural and water problems with your new home.  Here we will cover the essential elements for a proper backfill while building a house.

Lawn, Landscape Tips for New Construction, Remodeled Homes

At last, the moment has come: You’re standing on the porch of your newly constructed or newly renovated home, looking out at what will become your gorgeous lawn and landscape. You may think you’re looking at a blank canvas, but that’s not quite the right analogy. Image if DaVinci had to start every painting by erasing and me...

Potting Soil, Fill Dirt and Topsoil-What is the Difference

Potting soil, fill dirt, topsoil isn’t it all just dirt? Gardening terms can be confusing sometimes. In some cases, the differences are obvious. Like organic and inorganic mulch is self-explanatory, there are two different kinds of mulch. Isn’t dirt just dirt? What makes them different? The fact is each type of dirt has a diff...

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