Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 45
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KaraK Good Top Soil
This top soil is effective for growing grasses and plants.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Xfy Petroleum Smell Inquiry
After contacting the distributor about the overwhelming petroleum smell, this was their response:
I am glad you reached out to us with your question. I would not want you to be uncomfortable with our product and worry about its safety and not get some answers. The soil is perfectly good, better than a lot of soils actually, despite the fact that is smells like jet fuel or something equally nasty! I have attached an article that explains anaerobisis, which is what is going on with the soil, but I will explain it a bit. Because our top soil has mushroom composted included in it, it is more nutrient dense than a regular farmland soil. The mushroom compost has been composting in a huge pile for about a year before it is mixed with the dirt so there are no worries about it burning plants, but it is also still composting, which is totally what it is supposed to be doing. Once it is bagged it continues to compost, but quickly runs out of oxygen. As the oxygen is depleted, the process grinds to a halt and the beneficial microbes put off hydrogen sulfide. Perfectly harmless but smells atrocious! It can even get a shiny greasy looking sheen to it and unless you are already aware of what is going on, it is downright freaky. When the oxygen supply is reintroduced, it can resume composting and the smell/muddy texture goes away.
Because anaerobic soil smells so awful, I actually follow my nose around the garden center until I find it and that is the stuff I buy for my garden, because I know it is “the good stuff”. It is alive and well. You should be able to open the bags up to allow oxygen in and the smell will start to go away. If you still have any concerns or questions after that please let me know and I will be happy to help further.
October 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaveIL Should be called mulch and not topsoil
Don't touch it, full of small branches, not good for anything.
I scattered 12 bags, and only after watering I noticed how bad it was.
September 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terri Good Top Soil Blend
This is my first time using Timberline Soil Top Soil and I have to say that the quality and mixture is pretty good. The soil on this property is very bad and I have to add soil to blend with the dirt to help the quality. There is so much rock that it is difficult to dig down so a lot of times I build gardens on top of the ground and purchase topsoil. This soil is a good choice for that purpose.
August 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sean Okay top soil
I thought I would try a different brand of top soil this time around to see if it really makes a difference, it does. This one is okay, but I don't believe I will utilize again. The product spreads nicely, but it feels like there is clay mixed in with the soil, which is unlike other top soils I have used in the past. Additionally, this is the first time I have ever had toad stools spring up like wild flowers. I have spent more time picking tHem out then need be. Okay product, but I will not use again.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ilovegrass Contaminated Product
After sprinkling this product over our ground cover, never before seen weeds began to sprout. We did not use the top soil in one area, where the new weeds are not present, so we know it came from this product. The top soil must have been contaminated with seeds from weeds. Now we have to deal with removing weeds.
August 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DisneyButterfly Top Soil
Was perfect for filling in low spots & mixing with potting soils, etc
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hibanx Good buy for the money!
I had a stump removed from my front yard and I needed to fill in hole that was left. Down to Home Depot and purchased 10 bags of topsoil and the problem was solved with the addition of Scotts grass seed! I didn't take any pictures.
August 16, 2016