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I went to a local store today and purchased some Earthgro topsoil. It is supposed to be organic and the ingredients are as follows: Regionally formulated from organic and inorganic materials derived from one or more of the following: peat, forest products, compost, ash, sand or native soil. Should I do the washing process or does this seem like it would be fine to use directley?
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So after reading and researching a little I suppose all and any purchased topsoil should be washed... Haha, answered my own question I suppose but I would like to be assured as well.
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have you used it? because i also have that type and want to know whether it worked out or not, and how did you wash it?
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my preferred soil.
I've used it washed and not washed. But washing takes the danger out of the equation.


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How do you guys wash topsoil without most of it washing away as muddy water?

BTW, I am using this topsoil mixed with Turface - works great.


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How do you guys wash topsoil without most of it washing away as muddy water?

BTW, I am using this topsoil mixed with Turface - works great.
read the mineralized top soil sticky thread.


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