See why most other screened topsoil suppliers are no match for Cedar Hill
When it comes to screened topsoil processing, Cedar Hill is a pioneer.
We've been providing high-quality screened topsoil to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania-based customers since the 1960's. Our standards are rigorous: We don't judge topsoil by color … neither should you - color only indicates that it was weathered from a specific parent rock. Instead, we maintain effective quality control by submitting every screened topsoil batch for laboratory testing. We test our topsoil for sand, silt and clay content, as well as for pH, nutrients and organic matter. Test results help us amend soils to meet strict specifications, and it provides the information we need to create highly specialized topsoil mixes for complex applications, such as golf courses or athletic fields. To prove how much we believe in the importance of testing, request a soil test sheet with your delivery. Here's what you can expect from our topsoil testing and analysis:
A sieve analysis shows you the percent of sand, silt and clay that make up the physical properties of our topsoil products. Sand is the primary ingredient that allows proper drainage and porosity. Sand particles range in size from 2 mm to .05 mm and should comprise 35%-80% of the topsoil. Silt (.05 mm to .002 mm) and clay (less than .002 mm) have water retention and cohesive properties necessary for good root structure -- each comprise between 10%-40% of the topsoil.
pH is the acidity or alkalinity scale, ranging from 1 (extreme acid) to 14 (extreme alkaline), with 7 as neutral. The addition of lime will neutralize acidic soils to a more desirable pH. What pH level is best? That depends on the type of plant material designated for your particular planting area. We'll work with you to provide topsoil that has the pH level most appropriate for your application.
Nutrient analysis represents the topsoil's nutrient availability capacity. These nutrients may be adjusted by adding fertilizer. And organic matter represents the topsoil's ability to store moisture and nutrients for the plant as needed. We adjust both nutrient and organic matter levels based on the planting application - that ensures better landscaping and more robust plants.
We offer a range of screened topsoils to suit applications from home gardens to golf courses.
- Cedar Hill Nutrisoil - enriched screened topsoil for top dressing to 3" and great for sod or planting beds
- Cedar Hill Premium Blend Plus - our screened topsoil with additional organic content
- Cedar Hill Screened Topsoil - multiple grades help you stay on budget
- Fill Dirt - when you need stable soil that compacts well
- Screened Leaf Compost
Why is our screened topsoil different from others? We tell you what size screens we use to create our blends - not everyone else does. And of course, there's our habit of frequently testing our soils by an independent lab for proper pH, nutrients and organic matter.
Look to our premium blend for the best results in any planting situation. This is native soil blended with sand and organics, screened through a 1/2" screen to remove all debris 1/2" x 1/2" or larger.
To save money on deep applications, consider our 1" minus Topsoil as a base. This is native soil blended with sand and organics, screened through a 1" screenremoving all debris 1" x 1" or larger. By topping off a deep application of 1" minus Topsoil with our Premium Blend Plus or 1/2" screened topsoil, you’ll get high-quality results for less money.
Premium Blend Plus
Our Screened Topsoil with extra compost blended in. The extra compost gives this soil a higher organic content which allows it to hold more of the vital nutrients and water necessary to keep your plants and grass alive. This helps to reduce the frequency you'll need to water or fertilize. Premium Blend Plus is a perfect topsoil blend for use in planting beds and lawns.
So significant, it's trademarked
Nutrisoil® is a perfectly balanced blend of screened, nutrient-rich leaf compost and sand. The pH is neutral and the organic content is greater than 5%, creating a superior growing medium. A popular choice among gardeners, landscapers, contractors, golf courses and cemeteries, Nutrisoil® helps yield strong, robust plants and lawns.
Custom Soil Blends
Perfect for DOT & other specialized needs
While Cedar Hill has a variety of standard screened topsoils, sometimes you need something special. Whether it's an unusual application or a Department of Transportation (DOT) project, we can blend a product that's right for your job.
We've created exotic blends of perlite and peat moss for applications where soil weight is an issue, such as rooftop gardens. Our special, porous rock mix can be used for high traffic areas yet maintains the health of trees by allowing the necessary oxygen and drainage to reach the root zone, regardless of the amount of foot traffic.
DOT projects benefit from our custom blends because their high organic content exceeds typical standards.
Cedar Hill also specializes in Uplands Soil Mixes, Wetlands Soil Mixes and Root Zone Mixes to meet any specifications.
Screened Leaf Compost
Helps give your soil what it needs to give back to your plants
Loose, fluffy soil holds moisture and circulates oxygen - it's what plants crave. Cedar Hill screened compost helps amend poor soil so it can give plants and landscapes what they need.
Beware the source of your leaf compost. A common place to obtain leaf mold is from municipalities who collect them from the residents in their town. Since most of this is collected from the side of the road and run through a grinder you can imagine what is in this type of leaf compost besides leaves.
Our leaf compost is made of leaves and is fully aged - you won't find any leaves. And our lab analysis ensures that it's at the proper pH level (between 7 and 7.5).
Not all fill dirt in New Jersey is the same
Contractors looking for fill dirt in New Jersey need a product that compacts well, with minimal to no organic material - important for stability and structurally sound foundations.
Because it's a byproduct of our own soil screening operation, our fill dirt is a tightly controlled product comprising subsoil, shale and rock. There's no debris, concrete, plastics, trash or organics in our fill dirt. While others may use almost anything as fill dirt, our product is screened and graded for consistency and uniformity - we don't cut corners.
We can screen or blend our fill dirt for any specification, from I-1 through I-9. You'll get the same quality that quarries offer - even better -- for a lot less money.