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We sell top-quality screened topsoil for better landscaping in Madison, CT.

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In Madison and the surrounding area, the native soil usually has a lot of rock in it. In addition, often when builders build a home, they scrape off the soil and replace it with a minimum amount of topsoil. This results in the homeowner very often needing screened topsoil if they want to do any gardening or landscaping. Dirt Guy Topsoil is a topsoil supplier located on the Durham/Guilford town line, and we service all of Madison. We deliver bulk topsoil from Hammonasset State Park, Meig's Point then east to the Surf Club and up to Rockland Preserve.

madison beach club small 5668There are approximately 6,515 households in Madison, with most houses having a lot size of not less than 4,000 sq.ft., meaning both yards and gardens in town can be large. There is a need for good topsoil in town and you can be sure to find Dirt Guy Topsoil making a lot of deliveries. The residents and landscape contractors in Madison have been improving and tilling the earth, creating lush landscapes around the homes in Madison as it has been developed. Homeowners strive to have their lawns look like the golf course at the Madison Country Club. We know that you want screened topsoil that can grow golf course quality grass, vegetables, flowers, and landscape plantings.

Why buy screened topsoil

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Everyone has an idea of what they think is in topsoil, but it’s even more important to know what’s not in it! This may sound strange, but it is true. Screened topsoil is ready to grow grass, vegetables or landscape plantings as soon as it is spread. You always want a suitable growing medium with the right balance of soil contents so the soil is fertile.

Our customers tell us that they have received all sorts of things when ordering from other topsoil suppliers. One person told us of a delivery of topsoil that even included an old used tire mixed in with the dirt.

Things that should not be in high-quality topsoil

1. Rocks and stones: Here at Dirt Guy Topsoil, we screen our topsoil to 5/8”. While this screening process removes most rocks, smaller stones can still be present. Other suppliers use much larger screens, leaving rocks and sticks that can potentially affect plant growth or make it difficult to work with the soil.

2. Plastic and construction debris: small pieces of plastic, glass, or other litter can be mixed in with the topsoil, posing a risk to plant health and the environment. Demolition projects often are the source of this problem. After the building is torn down and cleared away, that topsoil is no good. If that topsoil is used, there is no good way to get all the finer pieces of rubble out. Especially troubling is glass. The first time it rains, after it is spread, you will see the sparkle of glass from the sun. Just another reason why screening is so very important.

3. Too much clay, silt or sand particles: Fine particles from clay or silt can make the soil texture less desirable for plant growth by reducing aeration and drainage. Too much sand in the soil makes it so the water just drains out, and it also typically will not hold the organic material needed to hold nutrients for the plants.

These are all reasons why it is so important to buy from a topsoil supplier that only supplies the best. When it comes to gardening and landscaping, topsoil is the unsung hero that can make or break your project.

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Topsoil provides numerous benefits, which include:

1. Supporting plant growth: The nutrient-rich composition of topsoil promotes healthy root development, enabling plants to grow stronger and more resilient.

2. Improving soil structure: Quality topsoil enhances the overall structure of your soil, improving its ability to retain water, resist erosion, and provide a stable foundation for plants.

3. Promoting biodiversity: Topsoil is home to numerous microorganisms and insects contributing to a thriving ecosystem, supporting decomposition and nutrient cycling processes.

Topsoil can be used in various applications, such as:

  • Establishing new lawns
  • Planting flower beds or vegetable gardens
  • Enhancing existing soil conditions in raised beds or planters
  • Leveling and grading landscapes
Types of Topsoil: Making the Right Choice

Unscreened topsoil: Unscreened topsoil is more affordable than screened topsoil but will contain larger debris that could impede plant growth. It is best suited for filling and leveling large areas or for use as a base layer beneath screened topsoil.

Screened topsoil: This type of topsoil has been mechanically sifted to remove rocks, roots, and debris.

Super Soil: super is defined as “above; over; beyond” or we like to say “really good stuff.” We sell and deliver Super Soil. It is a 50/50 blend of our screened topsoil with well-aged screened organic compost. It creates a nutrient-rich medium perfect for vegetable gardens, flower beds, and other plant-intensive projects. You can look at it and see that it is very rich, dark, organic soil that just looks great.

What to look for when buying topsoil

Dark, rich colors indicate a high organic matter content, which is essential for healthy plant growth. Lighter-colored topsoil may lack sufficient nutrients.

Quality topsoil should have a loose, crumbly texture that promotes good drainage and root penetration. Avoid compacted or clay-heavy soil, as this can restrict plant growth. A quick trick is to take a handful of topsoil and make a fist with it. Slowly releasing your fist, the topsoil should crumble slightly but maintain its shape.

Organic matter content: A high percentage of organic matter, such as decomposed leaves, bark, or compost, provides essential nutrients and improves soil structure.

Weed- and pest-free: Quality topsoil should be free of weeds, pests, and disease-causing organisms to prevent the spread of problems to your plants.

By now, we’re sure you understand that our topsoil is a high-quality product for your gardening and landscaping needs in Madison, but we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We can also help with estimating the amount you may need. The saying goes that “the proof is in the pudding,” but we say “the proof is in the yard.” You are welcome to stop by and take a look for yourself at the topsoil in our yard on Route 77 on the Durham/Guilford town line. Click here for directions or  Call The Dirt Guy at The Dirt Guy at 860-303-0500.

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