When choosing materials for a landscape project, our first thoughts are of the variety of plants and flowers, but the dirt beneath them is just as important. It’s essential to select the right materials for soil health which is the foundation of an abundant, lush lawn and garden. Gardeners need to choose between organic topsoil or fill dirt, and bark mulch or decorative rocks. The choice is different for every property and the homeowner’s landscaping style.
The Difference Between Top Soil, Dirt and Organic Compost
If you’re looking for the right material to help you grow a plush and growing landscape around your home, fill dirt – often deprived of any organic matter – isn’t the option for you. Therefore you’d choose topsoil. Topsoil is loaded with vital nutrients that allow your plants and flowers to grow.
However, fill dirt still has many purposes; as the name implies it’s used to build a stable base by filling holes or low spots in the ground or yard. You can also pack on topsoil if you want to use that land for vegetation.
Compost is known to gardeners as “black gold.” It is a dark, rich, productive soil amendment made of biodegrading plant and organic animal matter that completes the natural soil cycle. There are many benefits to using compost which allows for vegetables to feed themselves more efficiently, and it may also improve their flavor profile and nutrition. According to the EPA, research shows that compost enhances the ability of tomatoes and other vegetables to fight common diseases. Compost has significantly reduced or replaced pesticides which is safer for the plants, food, and gardener. Keep in mind that compost is a concentrate that needs to be mixed with native soil if being used as a backfill.
Contractor and Homeowner Services
Lloyd Enterprises, Inc. offers delivery of a complete line of landscape materials, and their expert staff can help you choose which options are right for your property and specific landscape needs. Topsoil, fill sand, and organic compost can be delivered right to the property putting the homeowner who loves to dig in on DIY projects in complete control of the project. If the homeowner would prefer professional services, Lloyd Enterprises heralds a combined workforce of more than 100 specially-trained contractors.
Are you looking for a large order of crushed and washed gravel? Do you need a substantial, bulky amount of decorative rock? Are you ordering four cubic yards of topsoil? Landscape materials are often bulky, heavy and let’s face it, dirty. They’re not always going to fit in the back of your sedan, and even your truck bed might not be big enough for the project at hand. Lloyd Enterprises offers contractor and homeowner services like delivery and administering materials designed to simplify any small or large landscape or earthwork project.
Tip: Lloyd Enterprises’ landscape material calculator assists you with accurately ordering the amount of gravel you need for your driveway, play-sand for your sandbox, or topsoil for your lawn. Before ordering, use this calculator to estimate how much product you need.
Drop Box Services: Drop boxes are delivered to your site and picked up when they are full, saving you trips to the dump or recycle yard. They are fully equipped with convenient side doors for easy access to load with or without any heavy equipment. Drop boxes accept concrete, asphalt, dirt, brush, stumps, demolition debris and construction debris.
Earthwork: Large scale projects require heavy equipment, professional training and a large number of materials. Lloyd Enterprises is equipped with all three to take on any size project from small to complex. They offer site preparation, preloading, road construction, cut and fill, cement and soil treatment, wetland mitigation, athletic ball and field construction, underground utilities, concrete and asphalt recycling, demolition, and wood and yard waste.
Contact Lloyd Enterprises, Inc. for your landscape materials and construction needs.