The Smell of Good Dirt

For me, this fall has been focused on getting my lawn re-established after having it graded over the summer. Following my own advice, I evened out most of the lumps and bumps by top-dressing and then sowed grass seed.

For the top-dressing, I opted to purchase a truckload of blended topsoil mix. It’s always made my plants happy but admittedly, as my young neighbor put it, “It smells like a trash can.” Honestly, smelling like a trash can has never stopped me before.

Almost a month later, my back has recovered from unloading over a ton of heavy soil with a shovel, my grass is sprouting, and everything’s looking nice and green. The topsoil still proudly advertises its ingredient list to every nose within a quarter-mile radius, but the grass is happy. And if the grass is happy, I’m happy!

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  1. Alot of rain here in BURTON ,MI . HAVE A SKY LINE LOUST THE GROUND AROUND IT HAS SUNKEN DOWN . HERE ITS STILL 20 OF JUNE AND WET . CAN ,AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO BRING MY LAWN AND YARD BACK TO WERE IT LOOKS GREAT TO MYSELF. THANKS AND HOPE U CAN GIVE ME SOME BETTER TIPS TO MAKE ME LUKE WHAT I ‘LL SEE!!😬🤔👍🇺🇲😎🌞

    • Hi, Edward,
      Thanks for writing to us. Looks like there are some AutoCorrect issues so it’s a little hard to follow along.
      Please re-send the question. 🙂

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