Loam sources in Southern NJ ?

cris316April 15, 2011

Looking for some recommendations on where we can get some loam

in Cumberland County, NJ. We are transplants and have no contacts in the area.

Apparently our yard had been neglected for years. A pitchfork was unable to penetrate through the weeds and into the soil. Last year we had a tractor turn the soil over and the yard regraded.

Places we've contacted are offering "top soil" which is not what we want.

So if someone could direct us we'd appreciate it.


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Top soil is "loam" in Cumberland County. When the last glacier came across New Jersey, it divided the state in helf. From a line from Trenton to the Ocean and north the soil is mostly clay and humus. South of that line is the sand and humus. Yes, there are areas of variation. I would suggest when you again look for your loam, you describe the makeup of the soil. "Loam" is a foreign word in Cumberland County.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 1:40PM
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