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Soil for Frankfort (IL) Homes with Curb Appeal

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Since being platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1879, Frankfort has been a place of gathering and community.

Soon after the village was established with John McDonald as the first president, the newly formed administration instituted land-use policies. Early plans indicated a grid pattern with residential land around the business district and the railroad line, as well as additional land for schools and public open spaces.

Today, Frankfort – a name inspired by Frankfurt in Germany – remains a charming location that more than 20,000 people call home. As the owner of a Frankfort home, you may see your outdoor property as an extension of the house adding to its curb appeal.

home lush lawnInvesting in your landscape can contribute to your home’s value as well. According to an article by, landscaping improvements can increase a home’s resale appraisal by an average of 15-20%.1

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Research Group analyzed the Return on Investment (ROI) of various landscaping projects and yard upgrades. It also surveyed homeowners to assess the enjoyment each upgrade provides by giving each project a “joy” score.2

The 2023 NAR study results indicate you don’t have to spend a great amount to achieve a good ROI. Even attentive basic yard maintenance can boost the value of your home.

As they concern landscaping ROI, the study’s top five projects include:

landscaping project roilawn care (a healthy, weed-free lawn)

lawn maintenance (pruned trees and bushes, edged garden beds, fresh mulch)

outdoor kitchen (built-in grills, sinks, etc.)

overall landscape upgrade (add hardscape, flowering trees, vegetable garden)

patio upgrade (create an outdoor seating and gathering area)

When you’re beautifying your Frankfort property with features such as a thick emerald lawn or a new vegetable garden, Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply has the yard materials for achieving the look, function and ROI you desire.

Frankfort (IL) Lawn Care & Maintenance: Soil for Overseeding

soil for lawnTim Wallace topdressing blends are ideal for germinating grass seed. Just add a starter fertilizer and then water regularly!

If you wish for a more “natural” (non-chemical) approach, try one of our lawn soil blends with important elements such as compost or peat.

Tim’s Original Garden Mix energizes our Topdressing Mix by adding organic compost. When you’re overseeding your lawn, instead of just covering the seed with topsoil, you can apply the mushroom compost in both the Enriched Topsoil Mix and the Premium Topsoil Mix as an effective topdressing.

The mushroom compost in the Enriched Topsoil Mix and the Premium Topsoil Mix also helps the seeds hold moisture so they can germinate faster while also being safer from birds and wind.

You can choose from different Tim Wallace blends for overseeding your lawn:

Tim’s Original Garden Mix
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% organic compost

lawn overseedingTopdressing Mix (perfect base for laying sod as well)
50% topsoil, 50% fine sand

Enriched Topsoil Mix
50% topsoil, 50% mushroom compost

Premium Topsoil Mix
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% mushroom compost

Peat Topdressing Mix (also a great base for laying sod or overseeding)
50% topsoil, 50% peat

PRO-SERIES Topdressing Mix
50% topsoil, 50% fine sand, 40 lbs. PENNMULCH® per yard

Peat Garden Mix
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% peat

Frankfort (IL): Soil for Lawn Care & Repair

If your lawn needs repair, it could be for a reason such as:

lawn bare spots repairthin grass

more weeds than grass

too many bare spots

ill effects of chemical fertilizers

grass that’s not a healthy, deep green

If your yard has any of these problems, you can proactively resolve them with our Lawn Repair Mix. You can also review our tips for addressing these repair issues!

With our Lawn Repair Mix, you combine the three most important assets for restoring your lawn to the way it should look:

lawn repair mix1) Topsoil

2) Fine Sand

3) Compost

Topsoil (screened and pulverized black dirt) is the basis of a lawn with healthy grass. Over time, however, nutrients in the soil can leach out or be used up by the grass. A fresh layer of topsoil can revive a tired lawn in need of nutrients.

Sand will help reduce compacted soil. Fine sand will support water and moisture retention.

Organic compost is simply recycled plant-based material for giving your grass nutrients. You have several options for adding compost to your lawn.

Mushroom compost usually includes composted straw, horse manure and peat. It can be used in either the lawn or the garden. However, composted horse manure that has been aged and turned regularly is a better fit for the garden. A superb choice for lawn repair is the widely known Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost.

Purple Cow Organics logoWeed-, seed- and pathogen-free, Purple Cow Compost adds beneficial microbes, carbon and balanced nutrients to your lawn. As an organic component, it also improves soil structure and porosity to create a better root environment; reinforces nutrient retention and use; and reduces nutrient loss caused by leaching.

Purple Cow further includes humus to assist in soil aggregation and nutrient availability.

When your goal is to repair your Frankfort lawn, we recommend:

pro series soil blendsLawn Repair Mix

50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost

PRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix

50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow plus 40 lbs. PENNMULCH per yard

Frankfort (IL) Lawn Care & Maintenance: Unevenness, Bumps and Dips

lawn care bumps dipsIf your Frankfort lawn has uneven areas, they can be a bother as well as a hazard. Mowing on bumpy turf and leaving uncut grass can often lead to unsightly results. Low areas in the lawn can leave grass looking scalped.

Topsoil can fill in low spots with depths greater than 3″. As is often done at pro golf courses, adding fine sand to the topsoil will create a silky-smooth soil blend that’s great for leveling lawns at depths between ½” and 3″.

To level your lawn in Frankfort, Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply offers:

Topsoil: depths greater than 3″

Topdressing Mix (also great for laying sod): 50% topsoil, 50% fine sand

Frankfort (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Soil for Vegetable Gardens

Lots of colorful vegetables

Here at Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply, we serve more and more Frankfort homeowners discovering the many benefits of a home vegetable garden. When you grow and harvest your own food, you know its origin, growing procedures and time of travel to the table.

Plus, you find out just how great the produce tastes when compared with what you find at the store. The garden also can really add a lot to your enjoyment of outdoor family time.

A quality soil blend for your Frankfort vegetable garden should control moisture, contain the right sand (fine or coarse), provide an appropriate planting media beyond good topsoil and include the right ratio of a healthy organic amendment.

At Tim Wallace, we always have your goals in mind, so we take great care to include the proper compost ratio in each premium garden mix that we offer.

Tim’s Original Garden Mix (great for in-the-ground gardens)
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% organic compost

Premium Garden Mix (also great for in-the-ground gardens)
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost

food starts with good soil vegetablesPeat Garden Mix
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% peat

Enriched Vegetable Garden Mix
50% topsoil, 50% composted horse manure

Raised Bed Mix (best for an above-ground garden bed)
50% topsoil, 25% coarse sand, 25% organic compost

Premium Raised Bed Mix (charged up with Purple Cow Compost)
50% topsoil, 25% coarse sand, 25% Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost

Mix & Till Blends (for gardens with lots of good black dirt)
50% sand (fine or coarse), 50% compost or peat


Frankfort (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Soil for Flowers & Perennials

flowers perennials soil mixBeyond contributing to yard ROI, flowers imbue your yard with vibrant life and color, complement the style of your home and become pleasant attractions to passers-by. They also add a sense of friendliness and welcome.

Having the right garden soil for your flowers is vital to their health, growth and blooming. Most flowering plants will often do best in loose, well-drained soil rich in organic material.

When you’re planting flowers in containers, your best bet is an all-purpose potting mix to promote ideal growing conditions while preventing root rot and damage. If you’re working on an in- or above-ground garden, choose a soil specifically blended for gardening.

Tim Wallace supplies multiple mixes for flower and perennial gardens in Frankfort:

Tim’s Original Garden Mix 50% topsoil, 25% organic compost, 25% fine sand
Blend of compost, topsoil and fine sand to provide balanced, nutrient-rich bedding for flowers and plants

flowers garden plantPeat Garden Mix 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% peat
Also superb for annual flowers

Premium Garden Mix 50% topsoil, 25% Purple Cow Classic Compost, 25% fine sand
A prepared blend of high-quality black dirt, fine sand and naturally fertilized soil, all ready for spreading into the garden

Perennial Garden Mix 50% pine bark fines, 50% organic compost
An equal blend of organic compost and aged pine bark mulch for a lively and nourished perennial garden bed

Frankfort (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Soil for Trees & Shrubs

landscape trees shrubsProperly placed trees and shrubs within your yard add value as they grow and mature.

Note that when you purchase new trees, shrubs or bushes, they will be under a stress known as “transplant shock” when you’re planting them. A good way to ease their distress is to supply extra water and nutrients into your planting hole or bedding area.

Through the years existing soil will normally lose many nutrients, so adding fresh topsoil and compost to your planting area will give your trees, shrubs or bushes:

a nutrient boost they’ll appreciate

loose soil in which they can spread their roots freely

a soil structure for water flow and drainage

Our special blends for trees and shrubs include:

tree plant topsoil nutrientsLandscape Planting Mix 50% topsoil, 50% organic compost

Good topsoil with the right ratio of organic matter mixed in is essential for growing healthy trees, shrubs and bushes. This blend provides the perfect 50-50 balance.

Enriched Topsoil Mix 50% topsoil, 50% mushroom compost

The mushroom compost’s blend of composted straw, composted horse manure and peat provides greater available natural phosphorus to support bloom and development for fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and bushes.

Soil for Beauty & ROI in Frankfort (IL): Contact Us Today

Whatever your current project in New Lenox might be, Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply has a soil blend that will help you achieve the look, function and investment return you desire for your garden, lawn and landscape. Let’s talk more about the right “topsoil or garden soil near me” – call us at (630) 759-1080!

1 Cynthia Paez Bowman and Lara Vukelich, August 3, 2023, “Does landscaping increase home value?”

2 Stephens, Hannah, June 25, 2023, “What Backyard Improvements Yield the Best ROI?”

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