City upholds landscaping fill dirt decision

In a two-year-old case that centers on three dump truck loads of fill dirt, and the effect it has had on stormwater flows in one Apalachicola neighborhood, city commissioners Tuesday night voted to uphold the decision by former city administrator Lee Mathes to order the dirt be removed. With Anita Grove absent due to a business tr...

Fill Dirt vs Topsoil: Pick the Right Material for Your Project

Dirt may not be the most glamorous or exciting thing in the world, but it sure keeps us alive! With the right kind of dirt, farmers can grow healthy, nutrient-rich crops for people and livestock to eat or contractors can build solid foundations for buildings and roads. In order for dirt to do its job, though, you’ve got to make sur...

4 Types of Fill Materials Commonly Used in Construction

Whether working on a landscaping project or constructing a retaining wall from scratch, the type of fill material you use can help ensure that it remains standing for many years to come. Duval Fill Dirt in Duval County, FL, wants you to know that they carry quite a few different types of backfill products, so they’ve gathered some...

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...

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.