Topsoil is rich in minerals from organic materials that have decayed, including nitrogen, potassium, calcium, sulfur and phosphorous--all critical to plant growth.
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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular entertainment contributor to various publications including "USA Today," "The Hollywood Reporter" and "San Diego Magazine." He has written travel stories for "San Diego Magazine," the "San Diego Union" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.