This 1 cu. ft. bag of Top Soil contains an organic humus that is good for top dressing lawns and gardens and for creating berms to elevate planting areas from wet conditions. The ready-to-use soil is also good for blending with peat and compost to create custom potting blends and planting mediums.
Use as a top dressing for lawns, vegetable gardens and flower beds to promote healthy growth
Use to create berms to elevate planting areas from wet conditions
Ready to use for blending custom potting soil and planting medium
Not suitable for seeding,topdressing or leveling lawn
I bought 3 bags to level some spots in a newly aerated lawn and for seeding bare patches. The bags contained about one third to one half wood mulch material and sticks(see photos). Mulch is used to PREVENT weed and grass growth. Even if the grass came up, the decomposing wood would deplete nitrogen for the grass. I raked off what I could. Despite what the label says, it seems this product is not suitable for seeding, topdressing or leveling grass.
79 found this review helpful
Jul 24, 2012
Cheap and Good
I was surprised to read such terrible reviews for this product. I took the risk and bought it. The bag looks a little different than the picture. Just to lower the risk, I also bought the cheap compost intending to mix it. When I opened the bags, they looked very similar. This product had more twigs than the compost, but the soil looked very rich. I guess variability is to be expected with this product.
15 found this review helpful
Jun 11, 2013
Soil is too wet. Makes it hard to spread. Please make it dry
Jun 11, 2013
Good soil to use for filler
I spread this top soil down and then put the garden soil on top. The plants are doing well
Jun 8, 2013
Disappointed the top soil had more wood chips than soil.
Every year I buy the top soil from Home Depot and I have been always satified with the quality. This year I was very disappointed the top soil had more wood chips than soil. I was always able to mix the top soil with peat moss and grass seed to fill in some bare spots. I also use it to plant my vegetable garden. I had to use a lot of peat moss to loosen the soil.
May 29, 2013
was on sale
Brought to lay down on soil for grass seed, there were so many wood chunks that after the forth bag I had to use a screening process. Buyer beware.
May 29, 2013
Purchased 30 bags for garden. Was great, found no sticks, rocks, etc. Had very fine ground mulch within which is great for soil. Very pleased, bought last year and was very pleased with my crop.
May 28, 2013
A good all-around topsoil.
This is a good soil for building up existing gardens or augmenting planting beds. Hardly any chunks of stuff or sticks.
May 21, 2013
Great deal even at full price. Good mix with light sand content. Used to create flower beds. Tried competition brand but it contained more pebbles and sand. Would buy this again.
May 19, 2013
cant go wrong...
got it .....good price...cant go wrong with thius prodict...put plants in it and they love it...