You don’t need to live in Georgia long to realize our soil here is victim to the “red dirt” effect that resulted from the harmful agricultural practices in the late 19th century. While the state has made great strides to restore the quality of the topsoil through reforestation, the soil on your property may need some enhancement before any successful planting. Our screened topsoil is an excellent place to start.
What is Screened Topsoil?
Topsoil is the upper layer of earth or soil on your ground. Here in Georgia, our upper layer is generally not healthy or effective for growing things. This layer of earth needs to be nutrient-rich and free from obstacles for plants to send roots down into the ground to get nutrition and moisture.
When topsoil is full of barriers, like rocks, stones, sticks and other inorganic matter, it is difficult for the roots and sprouts to move through the soil. Screening is a sifting process, either by large machines or by hand for small projects. The procedure separates the soil and the obstacles. Screening helps provide loose, rich soil that is fertile for planting.
The loose structure of screened topsoil gives the plant’s roots the ability to move through the dirt, searching for nutrition and moisture. Topsoil is rich in decayed plant matter and organic matter that makes it exceptionally helpful to growing plants.
GLM Landscape Supply Delivers Screened Topsoil
You can come into our Landscape Materials Center located on Highway 9 on the Milton/Alpharetta border for your screened topsoil. We will help you determine how much you need and even load your truck.
We offer delivery of our screened topsoil throughout the Atlanta area, including north of Alpharetta. Our minimum order for delivery is 4 cubic yards. You can place your order by calling 770-664-8200 and let us know when and where you want us to deliver. While we cannot guarantee the delivery time, we will do our best to meet your preferences.
GLM Landscape Supply is your local source for a variety of soil, sod, mulch and stone for all your landscaping projects. Contact us online or call today, and order the finest quality landscape materials at the best prices around.