Asked by: Vasudeva Tokar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

What can I do with extra dirt from landscaping?

There are dozens of ways to use leftover dirt, some of which include the following.
  1. #1) Fill Holes. It's not uncommon for sinkholes to develop in a landscape.
  2. #2) Elevate Flowerbeds. You can also use extra dirt to created elevated or “raised” flowerbeds.
  3. #3) Create Berms.
  4. #4) Add Around Trees.
  5. #5) Create Compost.

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Likewise, how do you get rid of landscape dirt?

Methods for getting rid of excess dirt

  1. Local listings: Facebook, Craigslist, Nextdoor, etc.
  2. Dump sites.
  3. Landscapers or dirt haul away.
  4. Local garbage company (lowboy rental)
  5. Combine dirt removal with a neighbor.
  6. Pair dirt removal with another project.
  7. Slowly get rid of dirt in your weekly yard-debris trash.

One may also ask, how do you remove the top layer of dirt? How to Remove Top Soil

  1. Determine what local or state laws must be followed before you dig.
  2. Outline the area slated for topsoil removal using the string and stakes to create a border.
  3. Using the spade, dig out the area, avoiding any obvious hazards.
  4. Continue digging until the hole appears to have two different layers.

Keeping this in consideration, what can I do with extra mulch?

Spread it as “Killing Mulch Whether you've been battling an army of ivy for years, or a patch of running bamboo, extra mulch can help finish the job. Simply cut back as much of plant as you can, and then bury it deep under a mulch avalanche. A foot or two of “killing mulch” works to smother even the toughest of weeds.

Where can I get free dirt?

Befriend a Farmer. Manure is a great amendment for your garden soil, and it's readily available. Jump on Craigslist or Freecycle, and you'll find lots of ads for free horse or chicken manure. Just know that you'll need to compost it before you can use it in your garden.

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