Screened Loam Top Soil Delivered and Installed
Screened Loam Top Soil
- Includes materials, delivery, and installation at any point within your property.
- Mix of sand, clay, and decaying organic matter.
- Rate per square feet at a depth of 2 inches.
- Simply enter the Quantity of square footage you will need us to deliver and install, and we will handle all the heavy lifting.
- Square foot is measured using a measuring tape. Measure length in feet and width in feet. Multiplying length by width (L x W) will give you the approximate square footage you need.
Screened loam is a type of soil that is dark brown or chocolate in color, rich in organic matter and nutrients, and has a balanced mixture of sand, silt, and clay particles. The "screened" part refers to the process of passing the soil through a screen or mesh to remove larger debris like rocks, roots, and other unwanted materials, resulting in a finer, more consistent texture.
Compost, on the other hand, is decomposed organic matter made from various sources like kitchen waste, leaves, grass clippings, and other plant materials. Compost is used to enrich the soil, improve its structure, and enhance its nutrient and water-holding capacity.
Differences between screened loam and compost:
- Composition: Screened loam is primarily composed of a balanced mix of sand, silt, and clay particles, while compost is made up of decomposed organic matter.
- Texture: Screened loam has a fine, consistent texture due to the screening process, while compost has a more varied texture depending on the source materials and level of decomposition.
- Nutrient content: Screened loam contains a good amount of nutrients but may not be as nutrient-rich as compost, which is specifically designed to provide a concentrated source of nutrients.
Best use case for screened loam:
Screened loam is ideal for establishing new lawns, gardens, and landscaping projects. Its balanced composition and fine texture make it suitable for promoting healthy root growth and ensuring proper drainage, while its nutrient-rich nature provides essential nutrients for plants.
Worst use case for screened loam:
Using screened loam as a top dressing or mulch may not be the best idea, as it can compact and create a dense layer that restricts water and air movement in the soil, potentially harming plants.
When to use loam over compost and vice versa:
Use loam when you need to establish a new planting area, lawn, or landscaping project where a well-balanced soil composition and texture are crucial. Loam is also more appropriate when you need a substantial amount of material for a larger area. Use compost when you want to improve the nutrient content, structure, and water-holding capacity of existing soil. Compost is great for amending and enriching garden beds, potting mixes, and as a top dressing for established lawns and landscapes.
In many cases, using a combination of loam and compost can provide the best of both worlds, giving you a well-balanced, nutrient-rich, and structurally improved soil for optimal plant growth.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
How does this compare to 0.5 cubic feet of bagged chocolate loam at the local big box store?
A cubic yard of chocolate loam is equivalent to 54 bags.
Does this cover delivery and installation?
Yes, this covers delivery and installation anywhere in your yard.
How soon can you deliver and install?
Generally, if you order before Thursday, expect delivery on the same week; on or after Thursday, expect delivery the following week.
Are you DIY friendly?
Yes, we are DIY friendly! We have helped architects, engineers, geologists, and horticulturalists with their landscaping projects! You'll be surprised.
I have more questions. How can I contact you?
Just get social with us! Chat with us here on our website, on Facebook, or call or text us at 844-505-5296 (844-50K-LAWN), and we will be very happy to help you. Our phone and chat lines are manned by REAL PEOPLE DOING REAL LIFE LANDSCAPING WORK. Expect us to be an expert in the organic lawn and landscaping industry.