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Soil for Yorkville (IL) Yard Projects

Yorkville illinoisThe village of Yorkville has certainly changed since it was first settled in 1836. At the same time, in other ways it still feels the same. While the streets are no longer traveled by buggies, horses and carts, Yorkville maintains the lingering spirit of peaceful hometown community embedded in natural beauty.

One can still imagine the uniquely placed central business district on the south side of the Fox, the public square north of the river and the public gathering place near the river’s edge.

Many of Yorkville’s remaining historic single-family homes can still be found within walking distance of Bridge Street, the courthouse and Union Hall. Whether your home is among them or elsewhere in the village, you’re probably interested in maintaining its curb appeal as well as increasing its worth.

landscape lawn careAccording to an article by, landscaping improvements can increase a home’s resale value by 15-20% on average.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 measure how much enjoyment each upgrade provides, assigning each project a “joy” score.2

The 2023 NAR study results revealed that you can achieve a decent ROI without spending a fortune. Even basic, attentive maintenance of your Yorkville yard can contribute to its value.

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

landscape projectlawn care

lawn maintenance

outdoor kitchen (e.g. built-in grills, sinks)

overall landscape upgrade

patio upgrade (e.g. outdoor seating and gathering area)

If you plan to enhance your Yorkville property with features such as a vegetable garden, a greener lawn or landscape planting beds, Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply has the proper materials for achieving your ideal look, function and ROI.

Soil Yorkville (IL) Lawn Care & Repair

A lawn that needs repair in Yorkville will often have traits such as:

uneven turf keep off grassthin grass

more weeds than grass

too many bare spots

ill effects of chemical fertilizers

grass that’s not a healthy, deep green

If your lawn in Yorkville has any of these imperfections, you can resolve them with our Lawn Repair Mix. We also offer special tips for addressing these issues!

lawn repair mixOur Lawn Repair Mix gets to the heart of true lawn repair by combining the three most important elements for healthy restoration: topsoil, compost and fine sand.

Topsoil (screened and pulverized black dirt) is the cornerstone of lush, green 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.

Organic compost is simply recycled plant-based material that helps nourish the lawn (it can feed a garden as well). You have several options for adding compost to your lawn.

Mushroom compost – which also be used with both a lawn and a garden – usually contains composted straw, horse manure and peat. However, composted horse manure that has been aged and turned regularly fits best in the garden.

Purple Cow Organics logoA superb selection for lawn repair is Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost. Purple Cow Compost adds beneficial microbes, carbon and balanced nutrients to your lawn or garden soil. It also improves soil structure and porosity to create a better plant-root environment; reinforces nutrient retention and use; and reduces nutrient loss caused by leaching.

In repairing your Yorkville lawn, sand will help reduce compacted soil. Fine sand will support water and moisture retention.

If your next project is to repair your lawn, the soil experts at Tim Wallace recommend:

Lawn Repair Mix

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

pro series soil blendsPRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix

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

The PENNMULCH seed accelerator in our PRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix establishes a thicker, healthier lawn in one convenient application. When PENNMULCH gets wet, it expands and then dries, holding the seed in place. This will provide an almost 100% seed germination rate, resulting in nice, full turf that’s non-toxic as well.

Soil Yorkville (IL) Lawn Care & Maintenance: Uneven and Bumpy

lawn turf grassIf your lawn has uneven spots, they can be a bother as well as a safety risk. Mowing on bumpy turf and leaving uncut grass in the wake can often lead to unattractive results. Low areas in the lawn also can make grass look scalped.

Trying to mow in a straight line can lead to blemishes too – you’ve probably seen lawns that looked as if the mower operator consumed too many energy drinks. More important, dips and raised spots in the lawn can be waiting to cause trips and falls.

Topsoil can fill in low spots with depths greater than 3″. Adding fine sand to the topsoil will create a smooth soil blend that’s great for leveling lawns at depths between ½” and 3″.

Topdressing lawn with rakeTim Wallace Soil Mix Supply offers Yorkville homeowners effective lawn-leveling solutions:

Topsoil: depths greater than 3″

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

Soil Yorkville (IL) Lawn Care & Maintenance: Overseeding

If you need to germinate grass seed, our topdressing blends are ideal – just add a starter fertilizer and then water regularly!

If you desire a more “natural” (non-chemical) approach, try one of our lawn soil blends with compost, PENNMULCH or peat.

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

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

Topdressing 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

Our 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 optimal topdressing.

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

Soil Yorkville (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Vegetable Gardens

vegetable garden soil blendThe longer we serve Yorkville homeowners, the more we see them embracing the benefits of having 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. Even more, you know how great the produce tastes.

The garden beautifies both your home and neighborhood while also adding to quality outdoor family time.

A good soil blend for your Yorkville 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.

Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply includes the correct amount of compost in each of our garden mixes.

Tim’s Original Garden Mix (excellent 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

garden soil blend Peat 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 good existing black dirt)
50% sand (fine or coarse), 50% compost or peat

Soil Yorkville (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Trees & Shrubs

When you have properly placed trees and shrubs in your yard, they can add value as they grow and mature. Newly purchased trees, shrubs and bushes will be under “transplant shock” when you’re planting them. A good way to lessen this stress on them is to supply extra water and nutrients into your planting hole or bedding area.

Soil typically loses nutrients over time, so adding fresh topsoil and compost to your planting area will give your trees, shrubs or bushes:

shovel soil blendsa welcome nutrient boost

loose soil in which they can spread their roots freely

a soil structure for water flow and drainage

Tim Wallace supplies you with the optimal blends for planting new trees, shrubs and bushes:

Landscape Planting Mix 50% topsoil, 50% organic compost

Quality topsoil with the right ratio of organic matter mixed in is essential for growing healthy plants. 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 more natural phosphorus to support bloom and development for trees, shrubs and bushes that bear fruit.

Soil Yorkville (IL) Overall Landscape Upgrade: Flower or Perennial Garden

flowers garden plantBeyond return on your investment, flowers make your yard come alive with color, complement the home’s architectural style and attract the eye of passers-by. They also add a spirit of welcome to your landscape.

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, an all-purpose potting mix will promote 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 gardens.

Tim Wallace offers Yorkville gardeners multiple mixes for desired flowers and perennials:

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

Premium Garden Mix
50% topsoil, 25% Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost, 25% fine sand
A prepared blend of rich black dirt, fine sand and naturally fertilized soil ready for spreading into your garden

Perennial Garden Mix

50% pine bark fines, 50% organic compost
An equal blend of growth-promoting materials for a lively, productive and nourished perennial bed

Topsoil and Garden Soil Yorkville (IL): Contact Us Today

Here at Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply, we really enjoy partnering with our Yorkville customers to help them add even more value and character to their original homes. Whatever your next project might be, the chance is high we have the right soil blend for it. Let’s chat more about your “topsoil or garden soil near me” – just give us a call 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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