Dirt Exchange Blog

  • Russell Wilson Playing Pick Up Football at Dirt Exchange

    Russell Wilson came to Dirt Exchange in Ballard, Seattle to shoot a video for his newest cleats.
  • Dirt Exchange Customer Impacting Community

    This is such a fantastic story of how urban gardening has impacted our community. Make sure to check out Miller’s Abundant Greens Urban Farm in a B...
  • What Does Clean Dirt or Soil Mean?

    We abide by the Washington State Legislation rules and definition of Clean soil: WAC 173-350-100 Clean soil means soil does not contain cont...
  • Why Dirt Exchange is CLOSED on Sundays

    Why is the Dirt Exchange closed on Sundays? We are closed on Sundays because our owner finds it very important for his employees to have a day off...
  • What Is Crushed Stone?

    What Exactly Is "Crushed Stone?" Crushed stone is produced by passing stones through a crushing machine at a quarry. At the bottom of the crushin...
  • Rain Garden

    Wanting to build a rain garden? Our Bioretention Soil Mix is just what you need. It’s a blend of 60% well-graded sand and 40% excellent compost. I...
  • Rockery Rock Sizes

    A One-Man rock is typically about the size of a basketball up to the size of a medium beach ball. The term “One-Man” is often the source of confusi...
  • Topsoil and Sand for Building and Nourishing Lawns

    Our topsoils have been used locally by homeowners, gardeners, and landscape supply companies. Mounding and Building Yards If you need a basic fil...
  • Dry Creek Bed

    Learn how to create a river bed in strategic areas where gutters drain or where water erosion naturally occurs.
  • Yardage, Measurements, and Automobiles

    Standard garden beds measurements and soil volume: 3 ft x  5 ft x 11 in. = .51 cubic yards 3 ft x 5 ft. x16 1/2 in. = 0.76 cubic yards  3 ft x 8 f...
  • Mulching

    Learn the basics of Mulch and the most commonly asked questions about it. Our best recommendations for mulching in the Seattle area.
  • Pathways + Trails

    A few simple steps and how-to's for creating your own pathways and what materials to use from Dirt Exchange.