|MYP Garden Mix||30% Dirt, 35% Compost, 20% Clay, 10% Manure|
|Topsoil||30% Dirt, 30% Compost, 30% Sand, 10% Clayd|
|Screened Black Dirt||70% Dirt, 20% Compost, 10% Sand|
|Screened Compost||Organic materials that are mixed, grinded, and sifted.|
|Fill Dirt||A mixture of small rocks, sand, dirt and clay. Unscreened.|
|Fill Sand||Sand used to add aeration and drainage or fill an opening.|
|Concrete Sand||Screened sand used for patio base or sand box fill.|
|Custom Blends||Must be pre-ordered and in bulk quantities. Call for details.|
Tip: Typically cedar breaks down more slowly and therefore is best for erosion control, weed retention and moisture retention. Meanwhile, hardwood will break down more quickly allowing for the nutrients to pass along to the soil at a faster rate.
MYP Garden Mix is the highest grade that we offer in our bins. It is similar to topsoil but a little better for gardening because of the greater amount of compost. The nutrient dense environment will enable plants to thrive!
Topsoil is a middle to high grade soil and as the name implies, it should be used for growth at the top most layer. The soil will shift some and settle differently overtime because of the organic matter component. Gardening is the most common use; however, it can also be used to fill low spots or to build up the terrain for more visual interest.
Screened Black Dirt is black dirt that has been screened to remove all large chunks including rocks, roots and other debris. This is a multi-purpose option as it can be used for leveling, seeding, filling, and just about anything else. Keep in mind that it has less aeration, water retention and nutrients in comparison to Topsoil and MYP Garden Mix. It may be the cheapest option but not necessarily the best for most seeding, planting and gardening projects.
Sand provides good aeration and drainage. It can be mixed with existing soil to add these components just as we do when mixing our soil types. MYP offers screened and unscreened sand. Screened sand or concrete sand is used for the top most layer on a patio base and for some customers, as sand for a playground sand box. Unscreened sand is “Fill Sand” and will contain larger pieces.
Clay is important to hold water and nutrients. Excessive clay can limit water drainage and root growth. If you are mixing clay with existing soil, it would be helpful to know how much clay is in your existing soil’s make up.
Fill Dirt is a mixture of broken down rocks, sand and clay. There is very little to no organic matter in fill dirt and therefore it is not likely to shift or settle differently overtime. It is often used in construction as the foundation for structures or as the base for roads where the earth below needs to be stable.