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Question DetailsAsked on 5/12/2017

Where can I find clean fill dirt in Ludowici ga

I have a big hole in my backyard that needs to be filled.

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Mulch and Topsoil is the Search the List category for growing media material, or Stone and Gravel for general fill and structural fill - or if you need both. For very small quantities for delivery or if you have a pickup or wallsided trailer, many greenhouse/landscaping centers also do delivery of small quantities (a few cubic yards at a time).

Generally, you do not want to put in more than about 4 inches of topsoil because it will get mushy and rut easily - so if truly a "hole" generally you want to use a general fill material (assuming no load like a building is going to sit on it), generally with maximum particle size of 2 inches regardless unless quite deep, and maximumm particle size not over 1/3 general shallower part of the hole for easy compaction and to avoid larger particles from sticking up. For holes not over a foot or two deep and not a very large area, standard driveway base material (typically 3/4" minus) works well and is not too expensive. Crushed material compacts better and is mnore resistant to rutting and displacement if it will be driven on.

Then, for areas over deeper holes where you want lawn, you would top with topsoil 2-4" thick under sod depending on how easily grass thrives in your area - or about 2 inches typically (preferably tilled into the native soil and then topped by 2" topsoil for seed planting.

If you want it placed as well as delivered, then Landscaping would be the normal category.

You can find a lot of previous questions about typical costs and more details on filling large holes (compaction and drainage and such) in the Lawn & Garden - Landscaping Materials link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

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