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The top layer of soil.
earth, soil, dirt, clay, loam, turf, clod, mould, sod, dustView synonyms
- ‘The thin layer of topsoil is constantly thawing and refreezing during the summer, and this makes any plant growth very difficult.’
- ‘It had been roughly levelled and covered with a layer of topsoil.’
- ‘Many soils have a topsoil layer that is more permeable than the clay subsoil.’
- ‘It owns recycling plants in Ayrshire, Paisley and Glasgow and supplies recycled aggregates, topsoil and subsoil.’
- ‘Vetiver grass lines terraces in the gardens, to trap valuable topsoil in the beds.’
- ‘All we deal with is pure topsoil, subsoil and builders demolition, which is perfect for land reclamation.’
- ‘The gentler lower slopes, derived from the Rhine delta bed, have deeper topsoils, over subsoils of clay, marl, limestone, and sandstone.’
- ‘Ideally, a loamy textured topsoil should be brought in to increase soil grade.’
- ‘After excavation, a thin layer of topsoil was replaced and some woody seedlings planted.’
- ‘It takes over 500 years to form one inch of stable topsoil and it can be lost in minutes.’
- ‘Sprinkling a thin layer of topsoil or compost over the lawn will also help.’
- ‘First, don't overmix the organic, topsoil and deeper layers, as this can bury organic matter too deeply.’
- ‘Crop yields drop as topsoil is lost, prompting subsistence farmers to clear more land.’
- ‘Bulldozers removed the first layers of topsoil last week.’
- ‘Without plants growing between and around the coffee, this farmer loses valuable topsoil.’
- ‘Furthermore, in cultivated soils, dense compact subsoils frequently underlie the loosened topsoil.’
- ‘If the blade is positioned too low, valuable topsoil may be removed from the site during the bulldozing.’
- ‘Yields were highest in the depressions at the bottom of the hills, where the dark, rich topsoil has settled.’
- ‘Each year, several serious car accidents are caused by high winds blowing topsoil across highways.’
- ‘In areas with heavy clay soil, add a layer of lightly structured topsoil.’
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