How to Find Good Topsoil

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Good topsoil found at a nursery or home improvement store has been screened and therefore will not stick together as much as native topsoil. Learn how to find the best soil for lawn and garden projects, as well as how to mix existing topsoil with compost... View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey, with Showplace Lawns. Let's talk a little bit about how to find good topsoil. Topsoil is just your native soil that exists. It's here, that's why it's top, it's on the top of the ground. It's topsoil. It's what nature has given to you. As far as finding good topsoil, depending on where you are and what part of the country or what part of the area, soil will change for you. Some's better than others. Instead of finding a topsoil, and you can do that by going to some of your home improvement dealers and buying soil in a bag, you do not want to do that. You're best place is to go to a nursery, or a soil yard and get what they carry. If they have topsoil in stock, they have screened it, and it's going to be a little better than what you just get right here. Screening it makes it softer, and it won't stick together and lock up as much on you. But instead of trying to find a good topsoil, think more in terms of finding a good garden soil, or a good compost to mix together with the topsoil that you've already got. Those two ideas are by far the best way to find a good soil.