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Question: How much does topsoil weigh? Answer: One cubic yard of topsoil generally weighs about one ton (2000 pounds). Topsoil's weight can vary greatly due to moisture content. In the dryness of the summer, the weight of a cubic yard of soil can drop down to around 1700 pounds, while in the spring when soil is damper, one cubic yard may weigh well over one ton.
Question: Do I need Regular, Pulverized, or Organic Topsoil? Answer: Use Regular if you have a machine to spread the soil with, like a tractor or a bobcat. Use Pulverized if you are spreading the topsoil by hand, and use Organic topsoil if it is for a flower bed or a garden. Regular and Pulverized topsoil is the same topsoil, the difference is that we use a large machine to break-up and screen out the clods which are in the Regular topsoil to produce the Pulverized topsoil.
Question: What is your Organic Topsoil? Answer: Our Organic Topsoil is a blend of topsoil and compost. We mix them at a rate of 2/3 topsoil and 1/3 compost which is optimal for gardens.
Question: Does your topsoil have chemicals in it? Answer: No. We control weeds only by mechanical means of frequently disking and tilling the soil to control weeds and plant growth.
Question: Are you open if it is raining? Answer: Sometimes we close during heavy rains. If you are in doubt, call us at 913-888-SOIL.
Question: What are your hours? Answer: 8-5 Mon- Sat. Phones are answered until 9 pm. We are open as needed during thewinter.
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Question: How do you keep your topsoil dry? Answer: We cover our huge stock piles with a large piece of plastic that helps shed the water from the stockpiles.
Question: When you deliver a load to my house, where can you dump it? Answer: We will try to dump it where you want it, but because dump trucks are large, they are limited to where they can dump. We will try and put it wherever you need it but remember that all deliveries made within the curb line are at the homeowner's risk.
Question: What is a Smart Delivery? Answer: It's our power wheelbarrow service!! After years of watching people labor away at moving topsoil, we knew that there had to be a better way of moving topsoil. We came up with a better way to delivery the topsoil by using a powered wheel barrow (buggy) which can haul 1/2 cubic yard per bucket full. This topsoil buggy is loaded directly from the dump truck which has a conveyor inside the dump bed. This way the topsoil never hits the ground until the buggy dumps it where you want it. It is fun!!
Question: How much topsoil do I need? Answer: We recommend using our power wheelbarrow service. We call is a Smart Delivery because you can buy as little or as much soil as you want at the time of delivery. No more guesswork!
Question: How much topsoil do I need to fill in around my foundation? Answer. The important thing to remember is to get the grade around your house higher than the yard so that when it rains, the water runs away from your house and not toward the house. If you have lowspots near the foundation, you may need to add topsoil.
Question Will the topsoil buggy tear up my yard? Answer: I would liken the damage to be about the same as what a large riding lawn mower would do to your yard. The buggy runs on rubber tracks which reduces the ground pressure. The rule-of-thumb is that the dryer the ground is, the less damage a topsoil buggy or a riding lawn mower will do to the turf.
Question How long will the Smart Delivery take? Answer: Once we are at your house, the Smart Delivery (buggy portion of the work) usually takes about 10 minutes per cubic yard. This can vary according to different situations.
Question Will that big delivery truck break my driveway? Answer: No one knows for sure. Any time you drive a heavier vehicle onto a driveway, there is a risk of cracking the driveway. A good rule of thumb is that if the truck is fully loaded, then there is a real risk of the driveway cracking. A smaller load decreases the risk substantially. For reference, I have delivered thousands of loads of topsoil and I dump a majority of them onto driveways and over the past 15 years, I have cracked 30 driveways. I explain this because driving on your driveway is your risk and not mine. It is your choice of where to dump it and we have dumped many loads onto the street because the driveway was in bad shape. Also, if you use the Smart Delivery method, we almost always park and work from the city street. The only exception is if your house is far away from the street.
Question: What is compost made of? Answer: Our compost is made from recycled yard waste. Our compost is first rate and is great for vegetable gardens and flower beds.
Question: What is topsoil? Answer: Topsoil is the upper layer of the Earth's crust, usually the top 2 to 8 inches. It has the highest concentration of microrganisms and organic matter and is where most of the soil's biological activity occurs. Plants generally sink their roots into and obtain most of their nutrients from this rich layer.
Question: Where does the topsoil come from? Answer: Our topsoil come off of rich farm ground that is soon to be developed. By removing the best top layer of soil before the development comes, we insure that this valuable resource is not wasted as many times it is wasted during the land's development. In actuality, topsoil removal is a form of soil conservation as our customers put the soil to good use in their gardens and yards.
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