Definition of topsoil
: surface soil usually including the organic layer in which plants have most of their roots and which the farmer turns over in plowing
Recent Examples of topsoil from the Web
The schedule going forward is workers will start removing topsoil and clearing the site Monday.
When woolly mammoths trampled the region, the tundra’s topsoil was constantly churned, exposing lower layers to the cold air.
UConn addressed the issue in October by removing 2 feet of topsoil, and after a notice of violation from DEEP in February, covered additional areas around some buildings with mulch.
Council also approved competitive bids being waived for the work, which includes a considerable amount of grinding below the surface, removal of the root ball and topsoil replacement.
Have a wheelbarrow of topsoil nearby to fill in the voids.
The source recommended removing much of the extra topsoil that may be causing the roots to suffocate.
Patricia Rivas, 41, who lives in one of the apartments on Dryden Place and is the mother of a child who attends Windsor, joined the volunteers who shoveled topsoil and mulch into wheelbarrows before depositing it into garden beds.
Fill all depressions with topsoil, then smooth the area with a garden rake.
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First Known Use of topsoil
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Definition of topsoil for English Language Learners
: the upper layer of soil in which plants have most of their roots
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Definition of topsoil for Students
: the rich upper layer of soil in which plants have most of their roots
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