Topsoil or not?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rixtag, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Posts: 280

    My wife and I bought a home in Nov. last year. The back yard (6232 sq feet) has never been touched since it was built(2+ years). I am getting ready to get it finished and I'm to the point where I need to decide whether to bring in topsoil or grade it without. Here is my question. How do you install guys determine of topsoil is needed or not. If it is how do you determine how much?

    Thanks
     
  2. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    soil test
     
  3. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    ditto contact your local extension agent.
     
  4. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    Test your soil first. Second, 1 yard of topsoil will cover an area 10' by 10' 3" deep.
     
  5. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Posts: 280

    Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.

    Now, what type of test do I ask for?
     

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