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3 Ways to Prep Your Lawn + Garden for Spring

3 Ways to Prep Your Lawn + Garden for Spring

Thankfully, it is time to say goodbye to “Old Man Winter” and say hello to spring! Spring cleaning involves more than just getting the inside of your house in order. You also have a lot of spring cleaning to tend to when it comes to […]

5 Ways to Prep Your Lawn + Garden for Fall

5 Ways to Prep Your Lawn + Garden for Fall

If you’re a true gardener, you know that the fall is the prime time for getting your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming seasons and weather. Whether you’re a gardener or a homeowner, here are five tips to help you prep your lawn and garden […]

Fill Dirt vs. Topsoil

Fill Dirt vs. Topsoil

It might (or might not) surprise you to hear that there are different types of soil. Understanding the different types that are available to you can help you determine which one you need for your lawn and garden.

1. Fill Dirt

Similar to how it sounds, fill dirt is typically used to “fill” in holes or level out slopes in your yard. Fill dirt doesn’t tend to have any fertility for growing grass or plants.

2. Topsoil

Topsoil is natural dirt that is native to Northern Virginia — usually from areas that are undergoing development so the dirt is removed prior to construction. If you’re using topsoil for your lawn or garden, you want screened topsoil so that large rocks, trash, and plants are removed.

3. Enriched Topsoil

Enriched topsoil is a blend of compost and topsoil. It’s a high-quality mixture to help nourish your plants–helping them to grow and flourish. Enriched topsoil is also beneficial for helping your grass to grow and to green your lawn.

McCauley’s Equipment offers screened fill dirt, topsoil, and enriched topsoil. Call for a quote or to schedule your delivery 703.972.5171.

5 Top Reasons to Mulch in Northern Virginia

5 Top Reasons to Mulch in Northern Virginia

The dump truck dumps that big pile of mulch in the driveway of your Northern Virginia home. As you wheelbarrow and shovel and spread, you start to wonder if this whole mulching thing is worth the effort. Here are 5 reasons why you definitely want […]