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Soil Info

Chard Your Yard now offers Garden Soil for Purchase

  • Does your existing Chard Your Yard bed need some soil amendment? 
  • Are you adding your own garden? 
  • Are you going to grow some tomatoes in a big pot on the deck? 

We have the soil for you!

Soil Cost - 2023

$2.00 per 5 gallon bucket

Chard Your Yard will be selling buckets of dirt for $2.00 per 5 gallon bucket. That equals about 2/3 of a cubic foot of soil for whatever you are growing. Some of the proceeds from the dirt will be used to help subsidize garden beds for low income households and persons with disabilities. This is the SAME price as last year!

Soil Pickup - NO DELIVERIES, you must pick up yourself!

Dirt will be available for pick up the last week of April and first week of May. Please bring your own 5 gallon buckets for the dirt. Sign up online to purchase dirt and we will email you the address for the dirt location.

Soil pickup locations are within the Longfellow neighborhood:

  • near 37th Ave S and E 37th ST
  • near 40th Ave S and E 43rd St

Here's a schedule of 2023 Soil pickup times:

  • Thursday April 27 - 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday April 29 - 9:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday May 4 - 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday May 6 - 9:00-4:00pm

Soil Calculator

Not sure how much soil you will need?  Here is a handy online calculator:

A 5 gallon bucket is about 2/3 of a cubic foot of soil. 

About the Soil...

We get our soil from The Mulch Store in Burnsville. We use the *50/50 Blend of Topsoil and Compost.  Find out more on their website: The Mulch Store - Compost Blend  

*50/50 Compost/Topsoil Blend this mix is 50% compost and 50% topsoil, which is ideal for new gardens to grow vibrant plants, trees and shrubs. Contains highly-concentrated organic matter to ensure the greatest growing results.

A Note on Jumping Worms

The Mulch Store is regulated and inspected by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and verify that their process uses high heat to kill pathogens and pests including jumping worms and their eggs. Find out more about this invasive species found in our neighborhood:  DNR INFO

Last update - 2023-04-24