Everyone wants “clean”, from energy, rooms, to clean soil. Yet, what is clean soil? How can we define it? It’s important to understand what is meant by the term “clean soil.”
Currently, there is no definition for clean soil. In fact, this lack of definition needs to be addressed. It’ll help with managing contaminated materials. Alternatively, the term “soil contamination” gives us an understanding of clean soil. Soil contamination is when land degradation to the natural soil is caused by man-made chemicals.
Unfortunately, there are several factors that cause soil contamination. Materials such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and fertilizers are several possible ones for urban soil. Additionally, metals, cyanide, benzene, and pesticides can often be found in rural soils.
Also, knowing what good topsoil is helps us understand clean soil. Topsoil needs to be nutrient and mineral rich, and promote plant growth. Also, it has low salts and high organic matter. Therefore, good topsoil can help define clean soil.
Finally, it’s important to know what the soil pH level is. Soil pH is tested on a scale of 0-14, with 0 being acidic. Ideally, clean soil would be anywhere close to the neutral on the soil pH scale. Therefore, clean soil typically falls between 6-8 on the pH scale. This helps reduce any toxic impact on the environment. If soil is on either side of the 6-8 range, it’s considered contaminated.
Fortunately, Topsoil Pros makes sure it tests all of its topsoil. As part of our commitment to our customers, Topsoil Pros makes sure to put its customers first. In fact, our reputation continues to grow in Somerset and Monmouth County because of our dedication to our customers. Because we know the importance of quality topsoil, we test all of our soil. Quality topsoil helps promote plant growth for your project’s needs. If you’re looking for topsoil, contact Topsoil Pros today.