View Full Version : When to use topsoil?

Field General
03-30-2004, 09:28 PM
To topsoil or not to topsoil that is the question?

What criteria is used by most of you guys when deciding to use topsoil on a repair? I hope this doesn't't sound like a stupid question but I would like some input. In the past I have always insisted on top soil on most repairs when the ground has been disturbed by excavation.

What policy if any do you guys operate under in these circumstances?

04-01-2004, 11:58 AM
are you referring to repairing grass on a lawn? if so when i am going to plant grass seed on a damaged lawn i always add topsoil, i tried it without and had bad results. whenever i add good quality soil to the area i am seeding i get great results.

04-02-2004, 12:09 AM
General rule I use....

Whenever I need to elevate the grade by more than 6 inches, it's coarse fill. Especially if theres any drainage issues involved.

Anything less than 6" and it's good clean loam (topsoil).