3 Ways to Make Use of Extra Soil from Your Earthmoving Project

As long as your residential project entails the digging up of earth, be it through levelling the ground or creating trenches, there is a high likelihood that you will have excess soil on your property. And if you have never had to get rid of this extra soil before, you may be under the impression that it is as easy as sending it off to a landfill. However, the reality is starkly different. Fresh earth is typically moist, which makes it quite heavy. Furthermore, depending on the extent of the earthmoving project, chances are the dug up soil will be bulky too. So what are you to do with it? The article below outlines three of the ways that you can make use of extra soil from your earthmoving project.

Fill in sinkholes on your property

If your residential project involved digging up the landscape, there is the chance of adjacent soil shifting and subsequently forming sinkholes. Sinkholes can be especially hazardous during the rainy seasons when the high water content makes the soil settle even further. Thus, it is always astute to try to mitigate this problem by filling in the holes formed. By spreading out the fresh earth to the rest of your landscape, you drastically reduce the amount of soil that you have to get rid of.

Elevate your flowerbeds

If you have blooms in your garden and you want them to thrive, you might want to consider employing the extra soil to elevate the existing flowerbeds. An elevated flowerbed comes with several benefits. Firstly, these raised flowerbeds are less prone to erosion, as flowing water may not reach their base. Secondly, the dug up soil is more abundant in nutrients as compared to topsoil, so your plants will be receiving enhanced nourishment. Lastly, by elevating your flowerbeds, you make them more conspicuous on your landscape. Thus, this measure can help in bolstering the visual appeal of your yard.

Start composting

Fresh earth is one of the best ingredients to successful composting! The soil, to begin with, will be hydrated enough to support organisms such as worms that will burrow through the compost and mix it up for you. Secondly, all you need to do is add some vegetables and fruit peels to start your compost rather than having to dig up the soil on your own! With time, the compost will benefit both your yard and flower beds, which means the excess dirt can contribute to a verdant landscape.