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Dear PoP – Another Gardening Question

by Prince Of Petworth April 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm 27 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user mustachioed

“Dear PoP,

I was reading the posting about what to plant in DC, and I have a somewhat related question.

We have a row house in Petworth that we are in the midst of landscaping…primarily putting in new grass sod.
I need to cover my 200 sq ft front yard with 4″-6″ of organic topsoil before putting in sod. Problem is my yard (I think like many people’s) is elevated six feet from street level with no option of running a wheelbarrow up the slope (there are steps and stone walls). And as a row house…no option from the back either. Has anyone figured out a way to move/place 3 cubic yards (nearly 6000 lbs!) of topsoil on an elevated front yard? Can you blow it in?

All suggestions welcomed!”

I wonder if this just requires old fashioned labor? Has anyone done a project like this themselves?


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