Digging Into Topsoil

Black earth, garden soil, dirt, topsoil. Soil can go by many different names and have many different applications! So how do you figure out what type of soil you need for your project? We can help! Greely Sand & Gravel has high quality topsoil perfect for every project.

Topsoil generally refers to a sandy loam soil that is typically used as a base for a new lawn. Greely’s topsoil is screened multiple times before it is ready for sale. The screening process involves sifting the topsoil to remove rocks, sticks, roots, and clumps.

Greely’s screened topsoil provides a perfect base for your new lawn, whether you are using seed or sod. Screened topsoil has the right amount of structure to give a solid foundation and is easy to work with when spreading and leveling your space. This soil is also ideal for filling and repairing small holes in your existing lawn.

It is important to note that screened topsoil is not the same as sterilized topsoil. Sterilized topsoil refers to soil that has been put through a sterilization process to kill weeds or any other seeds that might be in the soil. At Greely Sand & Gravel, our customers’ health and safety is our top priority and therefore we never subject our products to any chemical treatments such as certain methods of sterilization. Screening is a completely natural process that simply removes unwanted debris from the topsoil. Due to the non-chemical nature of the screening process, it is impossible for us to guarantee weed-free topsoil.

Greely’s Screened Topsoil is a quality product that has been trusted by homeowners and landscapers in the Ottawa area for nearly 40 years! We offer our screened topsoil for delivery by dump truck or in our Greely Gardening Bags. While topsoil typically isn’t ready until the end of April or beginning of May, you can place your order online ahead of time to ensure that your project gets off to a good start in the spring!