mixing topsoil

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Langdon, May 8, 2003.

  1. Langdon

    Langdon LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 7

    I need to mix my topsoil with other material to increase the volume of soil.
    I have purchased topsoil from homedepot but despite it having some organic material it seems to have far too much clay to lay on its own on top of grass seed. As it dries it cracks and seems to have a brownish tint my original topsoil does not possess.
    Before I proceed with further seeding I would like to remove a batch of the existing topsoil and cut it with other materials. What would be my best bet for this task??
  2. hboyd_com

    hboyd_com LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 150

    Cut it with Peat Moss. Do a soil test on the existing dirt and see if your PH is low... if so mix some lime with it as well.

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