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Shorewood (IL) Soil

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Black Dirt, Gardening Soil, Specialty Soil Mix – Shorewood (IL)

Part of the enjoyment of living in Shorewood IL is looking at and walking on an original landscape for your home. Your lawn and garden are highly visible ways you add your own special accent to your neighborhood.

In a perfect world, we could just dig a little into the earth soil, drop a few seeds and watch things grow. While Illinois does have good source soil, it’s typically not enough to produce the flourishing garden and landscape we often envision.

Achieving a lush lawn and a vibrant flower or vegetable garden in Shorewood requires having soil with the right properties for a particular application. A lawn, a flower garden and a vegetable garden might each use a different soil for optimal growth.

Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply offers Shorewood homeowners the materials and information for establishing the garden and landscape you most desire in Shorewood.

How Much Soil Will You Need in Shorewood IL?

When you’re thinking about placing an order for soil, you might first do a search for “topsoil near me” or gardening soil in Shorewood. Now that you’re aware of our resources for better results in the yard, you can simply call us – we’ll be glad to learn about your project and help you make it the best it can be.

When placing your order, you’ll determine the quantity of soil as well as whether you would like soil pick-up or delivery.

For pick-up in a trailer or truck, simply remember that one cubic yard of black dirt (27 cubic feet) is around 2,000 pounds (one ton). You’ll want to confirm your truck or trailer can support the weight you will transport back to Shorewood.

To allow for proper tractor loading, the trailer or vehicle also should not have a cap or a rack. (Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply is not responsible for any vehicle damage during loading or unloading.)

If you’d like your black dirt or other soil selection delivered to you, we can bring from two to 12 cubic yards straight to your driveway in Shorewood. You can call us in the morning for same-day delivery too!

Shorewood (IL) Topsoil & Compost

The garden and landscaping pros at Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply pulverize and store your topsoil (black dirt) onsite at our Bolingbrook supply yard. We further keep it dry and ready for effective application.

A vegetable garden in Shorewood can often benefit from the addition of compost, which adds organic matter and nutrients to the soil to break up the structure for vegetable growth. This makes compost a desirable amendment for a Shorewood garden.

You can choose from different types of compost we offer for Shorewood gardens and lawns. Please feel free to ask us more about them as well!

  • Organic Compost: By-product of recycled organic material such as leaves, vegetable scraps and small twigs that become a rich soil amendment referred to as “Black Gold”
  • Organic Mushroom Compost: Composted straw, horse manure and peat
  • Purple Cow Classic Compost: Support for soil aggregation that makes nutrients more available for the plant; 100% plant-based product with the OMRI Listed® seal for organic production

Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply also carries regularly aged and turned Composted Horse Manure for fertilizing Shorewood vegetable gardens.

Shoveling soil and compost in garden

Custom or Prepared: Choose Your Shorewood (IL) Specialty Blend

Certain projects will need a material other than straight black dirt. Tim Wallace can create a custom soil mix according to the properties your application requires. Once your order is set, we will screen, pulverize and combine the components onsite at our facility.

It’s also possible than an existing Tim Wallace specialty soil blend will achieve your goal. Our specialists recommend the following mixes for your project types in Shorewood.

Shorewood Lawns

  • Tim’s Original Garden Mix
  • Topdressing Mix
  • Mushroom Compost (topdressing)
  • Lawn Repair Mix
  • Premium Topsoil Mix
  • Enriched Topsoil Mix

Shorewood Vegetable Gardens

  • Tim’s Original Garden Mix
  • Enriched Vegetable Garden Mix
  • Raised Bed Mix (for above-ground garden beds)
  • Premium Garden Mix
  • Premium Compost Mix (if you already have good black dirt)

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Shorewood Trees & Shrubs

  • Landscape Planting Mix

Shorewood Flower & Perennial Gardens

  • Tim’s Original Garden Mix, Perennial Garden Mix

Fresh garden vegetables

We ensure that all specialty soil mixes for Shorewood lawns and flower and vegetable gardens have the proper material ratios.

  • Tim’s Original Garden Mix: 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% organic compost
  • Enriched Topsoil Mix: 50% topsoil, 50% organic mushroom compost
  • Landscape Planting Mix: 50% topsoil, 50% organic compost
  • Lawn Repair Mix: 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow Compost
  • Topdressing Mix: 50% topsoil, 50% fine sand
  • Raised Bed Mix: 50% topsoil, 25% course sand, 25% organic compost
  • Enriched Vegetable Garden Mix: 50% topsoil, 50% composted horse manure
  • Perennial Garden Mix: 50% pine bark fines, 50% organic compost
  • Premium Compost Mix: 50% mushroom compost, 50% organic compost
  • Premium Garden Mix: 50% topsoil, 25% Purple Cow Compost, 25% fine sand
  • Premium Topsoil Mix: 50% topsoil, 25% mushroom compost, 25% fine sand

Let’s Talk More About the Perfect Soil

Here at Tim Wallace, we are as much your partners in knowledge as we are your material suppliers. We welcome you to contact us to discuss your project in Shorewood and determine which soil will bring your ideas to life with the correct properties. Call us today at (630) 759-1080!

We also have samples of soil mixes for viewing or pick-up at 1481 W. Boughton Road in Bolingbrook.

Did You Know About Shorewood (IL)?
Shorewood began as a small fishing and resort community. After Albert H. Bruning purchased farmland from Richard and Anna Meyer in 1926, he subdivided it and sold small lots along the DuPage River for summer cottages that residents of Joliet and Chicago used as weekend retreats.

Shorewood had been known as Troy until November 1957, when the town was officially incorporated. The first settler, Horace Haff, had originally suggested the name West Troy after he migrated to the area around 1830 from Troy, New York. At a meeting on April 22, 1957, the inhabitants of Troy decided to incorporate as a village. The necessary majority was reached during the November vote, with 99 out of 177 in favor of incorporation. However, a Troy, Illinois, already existed in Madison County, so the village was officially renamed Shorewood. (

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