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Soil, Topsoil, Garden Soil Hinsdale (IL)

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An inspiring village of beautiful homes and original landscaping, Hinsdale (IL) is a Chicago-area highlight and one of Illinois’ most desirable places to live. With charm, modernity and history, it stands as a shining example of what “curb appeal” can be.

Hinsdale also represents diverse architectural styles, from historic homes to ranches, bungalows and split-levels. Whatever your home’s unique features might be, you can achieve and maintain its singular curb appeal with thriving yard elements that complement your style from the proper foundation.

Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply supports Hinsdale homeowners with premium soil for gardens, lawns and landscapes that capture the character of your residence.

Hinsdale (IL) Soil: Vegetable Gardens

vegetable garden soil mixA flourishing vegetable garden is a highlight of any Hinsdale home – something many of our Hinsdale customers recognize. That’s why so many are creating their own at-home “farm-stand gardens.” If you’ve compared a homegrown tomato with one from the grocery store, you certainly know the difference!

A productive and fertile vegetable garden always begins with the right soil for garden growth. A proper soil mix for your vegetable garden will provide three pivotal assets.

healthy flourishing flower garden soil mixMoisture Control. A quality soil blend with ample organic matter helps provide the moisture that vegetable gardens must have. At Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply, we also create mixes with the right type of sand (fine or coarse) for the garden you are growing, as sand will either support greater drainage (e.g. raised garden beds) or assist moisture retention (e.g. in-ground gardens).

Planting Media. Good garden soil stems from quality topsoil (black dirt) that is enhanced by the other two assets mentioned here for a growth-favoring mix.

Organic Compost. Amending the topsoil with natural compost is key to results. Where fertilizer feeds the plants, compost will nourish the soil. Tim Wallace blends contain the right quantity of compost for providing needed nutrients.

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

food starts with good soil vegetablesPremium Garden Mix (also great for in-the-ground gardens)
50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow Classic Organic Compost

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

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

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

Premium Compost Mix (use only with a sufficient amount of existing topsoil)
50% organic compost, 50% mushroom compost

Mix & Till Soil Amendments (when ample topsoil is present)
50% compost, 50% sand

Hinsdale (IL) Soil: Landscape Beds with Trees & Shrubs

home adorn landscapeWhether adorning the lawn or defining your Hinsdale home’s perimeter, trees and shrubs placed in a landscape bed will universally complement any architectural style when grown in the proper soil.

Existing soil within most residential planting areas will have lost nutrients over the years. The fresh topsoil and compost mixes from Tim Wallace will provide your trees, shrubs or bushes the nutrient boost they’ll welcome. Your plants will also benefit from loose soil for spreading their roots and a good soil structure for water flow and drainage.

Landscape Planting Mix ׀ 50% topsoil, 50% organic compost

To grow healthy trees, shrubs and bushes in your yard, you’ll need a screened, pulverized and nutrient-rich topsoil.

Enriched Topsoil Mix ׀ 50% topsoil, 50% mushroom compost

Fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and bushes require available phosphorous. In this mix, the mushroom compost’s blend of composted straw, composted horse manure and peat supplies your plants with more natural phosphorus for greater bloom and fruit development from down in the roots.

Hinsdale (IL) Soil: Lawns

lush lawnA lush lawn is an attraction of any Hinsdale home – few things catch the neighborhood eye like rolling, rich and radiant emerald grass. In achieving and maintaining your luscious lawn, the main things you want to avoid are unevenness and thin grass and bare spots.


Uneven patches are a nuisance and a hazard-in-waiting. Mowing over bumpy turf produces unsightly flaws as some grass remains uncut while the mower dumps up and drops down. Low spots can leave the grass looking scalped, and dips and raised spots can cause dangerous trips and falls.

Standard topsoil (black dirt) is fine for filling in low spots deeper than 3″. If you add fine sand to the topsoil as they do at pro golf courses, you can achieve a silky-smooth soil blend ideal for leveling lawns at depths between ½” and 3″.

Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply offers Hinsdale homeowners the correctly blended options for optimal lawn-leveling.

Topsoil: The best for depths greater than 3″

Topdressing Mix: 50% topsoil, 50% fine sand

PRO-SERIES Topdressing Mix (popular!): Our Topdressing Mix with an extra 40 lbs. of PENNMULCH® per yard

Thin Grass & Bare Spots

Topdressing lawn with rakeAdding new grass seed to your lawn can improve its health, thickness and curb appeal. For the Hinsdale lawn you have in mind, you can take an effective five-step approach:

  1. Mow the lawn to a height of 1½”.
  2. Water it the evening before you aerate.
  3. Core-aerate your lawn.
  4. Overseed the lawn after aeration.
  5. Topdress the lawn.

The Topdressing Mix is a superb medium for germinating grass seed. Simply add a starter fertilizer and then water the grass regularly. If you wish for a more organic approach to an emerald lawn, try one of our soil blends that include compost.

Our PRO-SERIES Topdressing Mix ultra-charges our Topdressing Mix by adding PENNMULCH, which serves as a starter fertilizer and water-retention media.

When you’re overseeding, the mushroom compost in our Enriched Topsoil Mix and our Premium Topsoil Mix provides great topdressing as a better alternative to just covering the seed with topsoil.

The mushroom compost in the Enriched Topsoil Mix and the PENNMULCH in our PRO-SERIES blends further serve as slow-release organic plant fertilizers supporting moisture retention. This helps the seeds germinate faster while avoiding blowing wind and hungry birds.

Choose from multiple mix options for overseeding your Hinsdale lawn:

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

Topdressing Mix (also a perfect base for laying sod)
50% topsoil, 50% fine sand

PRO-SERIES Topdressing
50% topsoil, 50% fine sand, 40 lbs. PENNMULCH (per cubic yard)

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

Hinsdale (IL) Soil: Flowers & Perennials

Colorful flowers in garden

A blooming, colorful flower garden isn’t accomplished simply by placing plants in the dirt and waiting for them to sprout. Your choice of garden soil will influence how your flowers develop. In particular, loose and well-drained soil with lots of organic material favors most flowering plants.

For planting flowers in containers, an all-purpose potting mix will provide the best growth conditions while preventing root rot and damage. For an in- or above-ground garden in Hinsdale, you’ll want to work with a specifically blended garden soil.

Our Hinsdale customers enjoy several garden soil selections for growing scenic flowers and perennial gardens.

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

Mixing compost with topsoil and fine sand provides balanced bedding for flowers and plants. This garden soil blend includes everything your garden needs to bloom: topsoil for a home with water for roots, compost for a nutrient injection and sand for soil porosity and water retention.

Purple Cow Organics logoPremium Garden Mix ׀ 50% topsoil, 25% Purple Cow Classic Compost, 25% fine sand

The renowned Purple Cow Classic Compost is a proven way to add beneficial microbes, carbon and balanced nutrients to your flower garden soil.

Plant-based and completely organic, Purple Cow Compost enhances soil structure and porosity for a better plant-root environment. It also helps absorb and use nutrients while reducing their loss caused by leaching. The mix’s humus further supports the plant with soil aggregation and nutrient availability.

Perennial Garden Mix ׀ 50% pine bark mulch, 50% organic compost

Perennials are garden plants that return each spring after lying dormant in winter. You just plant them once and enjoy them for years! Correctly grown perennials will bloom and multiply, expanding your garden.

perennial garden mixIf you’ve ever noticed perennials that aren’t developing as they should, it’s often because they’re planted in the native soil (it doesn’t work). Blending 50% organic compost and 50% aged pine bark mulch creates a robust formula for a lively perennial garden bed.

The compost infuses the soil with vital nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for peppy plant growth and blooming. It also should slightly raise the soil pH for the growing season.

The mix’s finely ground pine bark further serves as a moisture-retaining soil conditioner.

Hinsdale (IL) “Garden Soil & Topsoil Near Me”: Contact Us Today

With the right materials, ideas and advice, you really can make your garden, lawn and landscape a stunning complement to your Hinsdale home. We also prepare your special blends at Chicagoland’s only onsite soil-mixing facility. To find out more about “topsoil and soil mixes near me,” give us a call at (630) 759-1080!

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