Topsoil is the upper, outermost layer of soil, usually the top 2 inches (5.1 cm) to 8 inches (20 cm). It has the highest concentration of organic matter and microorganisms. Plants generally concentrate their roots in and obtain most of their nutrients from this layer. Just like we need to eat to maintain our health, soil needs continual replenishment of its organic matter to decompose into humus. Humus helps create a rich, moisture-retaining soil and makes nutrients available to plants.
A cubic yard of fill soil weighs approximately 2500 lbs = about 1.25 tons. A ton to cubic yard equivalent price is shown for your comparison.
|PRODUCT||DESCRIPTION||1 Cu.Yd.||TON Equiv.
|Fill Soil||FSOIL Economically priced recycled un-screened Red Mesa Soil, great fill for sub-base: back filling deep holes, swimming pools, bringing an area up to grade. This product consistency varies containing some amount of rock, dirt clods, sandy and clay like soils, and caliche. ||$17.00||$13.60
|Screened Fill||SCRFS Recycled Red Mesa Soil passed through a 1" by 2” screen removes larger rocks and clods. Great fill for base back filling, leveling areas near grade. This product consistency varies containing some amount of rock up to 2", dirt clods, sandy and clay like soils, and caliche.||$19.00||$15.20
|Clay Topsoil||CLAYTS Mined from a pit, screened and virtually free from seeds, Arizona Red Mesa Clay Soil has a higher alkaline base and several unique characteristics. It is sticky when wet and dense rather than granular and crumbly. Its small particle size prevents water absorption, and in the hot summer months, it will harden and compact very well for a smooth surface.||$19.00||$15.20
|Sandy Topsoil||SANDTS Sandy Top Soil is a Tucson area Pantano river bank soil containing a small percentage of gravel up to 3/8”. It is a virgin soil mined from a pit and virtually seed free. A sandy consistency and low clay content promote good drainage making this soil a good choice to amend your garden. It is one of the primary ingredients in two of our custom garden soil blends. Sandy topsoil can also be used as ground cover or back fill, particularly in places that future garden projects are planned.||$22.00||$17.60
A Cat 908 wheel loader scooping up 1 cubic yard of Fill Soil