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Question DetailsAsked on 3/8/2018

where to buy loads of dirt in memphis tn to use in back yard for a garden. what nursery sell load of dirt thank for

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If you have a pickup or small trailer, call around to garden centers or greenhouses - one or two calls should get you the name of greenhouses or vendors who load customer vehicles (open bed, usually refuse to load topper-equipped trucks).

Or for delivery to you, Mulch and Topsoil is the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed vendors. Also Excavation if looking for a full or mostly full dumptruck load.

For very small quantities, box stores sell bagged soil - from peat and organic growing media to potting soil to "topsoil" (as well as decorative stones and such) in 1/2 to 1 cubic foot bags. More expensive per CF sure, but if only looking for maybe a half dozen or so cubic feet generally cheaper and transport yourself (maybe a couple of trips). That would be for a planter - for a normal sized in-ground garden, unless your soil is pretty good quality (brown dirt) so it only needs a bit of help, bagged product gets pretty expensive.

Breakeven point is commonly somewhere around 1/2-1 cubic yard (a cubic yard is 27 cubic feet or material) because minimum delivered cost for about 1cy of toposil is commonly around $75-125 depending on your area and typically about 20-40/cy additional for larger loads.

Here are a couple of previous similar questions with more detailed answers, and some ballpark ideas of typical costs:

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