WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT SOIL?
Soil is a mixture of water, air, organic matter and minerals and is vital for supporting plant life with nutrients. Soil is made up of several layers, and topsoil is the outermost portion. Topsoil is the loose, fertile layer of soil that covers the ground. It is typically the top 2 inches of soil and is composed of the heaviest concentration of microorganisms and organic matter. Grass, plants and trees grow in topsoil and to many people, it looks like dirt, stones, and sticks. It’s a blend of decaying organic material with composted material and minerals, which produce a healthy substrate for both trees and plants. Topsoil is vital because plants get the majority of their nutrients from it, and plants’ roots are generally concentration within it. If you are trying to grow something, especially grass, topsoil is a necessity.