So I'm finally getting my yard in order and am going to start a new raised garden bed at an interior corner of my house's foundation. I will curve the outer border out at about a 10' radius, the bed will be approximately 80 sqft. I only have about 1" of decent top soil then it goes to clay, I want to till in either some top soil or compost to help the garden thrive. There is a wholesale mulch dealer nearby that also sells mushroom compost by the bag and by the yard. They have mushroom compost that they said would work well for a garden but I've read that sometimes its not so good. Here's a link to what they sell. They also sell top soil by the bag for $1.80 if I get 10 or more, they said it has some compost and sand mixed in with the soil. Unfortunately they don't sell it by the yard. http://barkybeaver.com/MushroomCompost.htm I can get screened top soil from another place for $30 for 1.25 yards, they said its TN top soil so I'm not sure of the quality. It probably isn't the best quality if I had to guess but better than clay. Here's a picture of the area I'm turning into the garden. I'm a bit embarassed on the lack of weed eating but I'm about to go do that now. I may have to remove some clay as I need to keep the soil line below the brick. By time I add any amendments and 1-2" of mulch I will either be above the brick or sloping toward the foundation which I don't want. I'm also open to suggestions with this. I'll have to find some pavers of some sort to make a small retainer for the raised bed. Here's a yard shot from yesterday to redeem me from the lack of weedeating. We just got the yard going and I'm stoked, plus I get to use my Toro hydro WB mower now.