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Important Soil and Yard Development Terms

Before beginning any lawn and garden improvement project, it is important to understand the different types of materials you may need. It is essential to buy the right kind of soil, fertilizer, and protective groundcover. Knowledge of the different planting materials available will help you succeed. Below are seven terms to be familiar with before you tackle any lawn or garden development project.

  • Topsoil – Nutrient rich soil used in lawn and garden development. Sometimes referred to as potting soil, topsoil is key for growing indoor plants as well.
  • Mulch – Rocks, woodchips, and other organic material used to create a protective layer on top of soil. Mulch prevents weeds from growing, defends against soil erosion, and locks in moisture.
  • Compost – Organic material that has been broken down and recycled for use as a fertilizer. Compost is often mixed with soil to make for a more fertile growing material.
  • Peat – Decomposed plant material that retains moisture and stores nutrients, aiding plant growth.
  • Turf – A thin layer of dirt and grass attached at the roots. Turf, also known as sod, is typically sold in rolls or squares and can be used to develop an even and attractive lawn quickly.
  • Artificial Turf – Synthetic grass commonly used in sporting venues. Artificial turf has become increasingly popular in residential areas in the South and Southwest because it requires minimal maintenance and no irrigation.
  • Fill – Dirt used for leveling holes or altering the elevation in a yard. Fill is used in backyard projects like building ponds, pools, or patios.
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    Affordable Tractor Work, LLC
    6675 Jones Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37127
    Pasture and vacant lot mowing; Grading gravel driveways, easements, and parking lots; spreading and grading topsoil.
    (615) 971-0218
    Athletic Landscape & Retaining Walls LLC
    Huntsville, AL 35811
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    (256) 759-0289
    User Review: "I wouldn't use them - overpriced and poor quality... find another company - you will be glad you did!"
    Stephens Topsoil
    1401 Harmon Springs Rd, Dickson, TN 37055
    (615) 533-9791
    Hoover Trucking Topsoil, Topsoil, Fill Dirt & Dump
    718 Thompson Ln Ste 108, Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 542-2093
    Webster Trucking & Excavating
    Nashville, TN 37243
    (615) 451-7625
    American Farms
    Nashville, TN 37243
    (615) 573-0293
    Stephens Topsoil
    Nashville, TN 37243
    (615) 533-9791
    Sls Services
    2426 Winford Ave, Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 251-8040
    Beasley's Yard
    2580 Nashville Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 486-2575
    Capital Earth Works
    80 Nance Ln, Nashville, TN 37210
    (615) 533-0073
    Elias Mini Warehouse
    2624 Leah Cir, Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 388-6565
    Southern Nurseries Inc
    3738 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
    (615) 865-2737
    V & T Topsoil
    5521 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, TN 37080
    (615) 876-8349
    Edwards Trucking and Excavation LLC
    409 Cobblestone Ct, Nolensville, TN 37135
    (615) 406-4912
    41 Mulch & Stone
    186 Delacey Ln, Smyrna, TN 37167
    (615) 977-3293

    Topsoil is the uppermost layer of dirt. Although topsoil occurs naturally, it can take hundreds of years just to produce a couple inches of organic material that is rich enough nutrients to support flowers, crops, grasses, and other plants. Nursery centers, therefore, sell topsoil products consisting of dirt and compost. The mixture is used to farm crops, improve flower gardens, and create landscapes. Since gardening and farm suppliers often make their own version of topsoil, they can include specific mixtures of mulch, compost, dirt, and other organic materials. Certain combinations supply needed nutrients to various types of flowers and crops. Using the right topsoil, therefore, makes it easier for gardeners to grow healthy plants that produce abundant fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Recent combinations specifically made for lawns include grass seed in nutrient-rich dirt. This combination makes it possible for homeowners to grow lush lawns that resist erosion and drought. Those that do not contain any synthetic fertilizers might also be labeled as organic or sustainable, because they do not have chemicals that can damage the environment. Before choosing topsoil for your garden or landscape, contact a nursery to help you decide which option is best for your plants. Many nursery supply companies have websites where you can learn about the different types of products that they sell. Look for options that meet your specific needs. Some websites also provide information about how much water and additional nutrients that you should give your plants. The end result is often an improved lawn, turf, or garden that contains rich compost instead of dirt that has already lost its nutrients.
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