Berm Dirt

More Berm, Less Money

Do not underestimate the value of having a good soil under a berm.  The plantings which we place amid our berms come at a cost, and that cost rises if we must replace any failed plants.  Berm Dirt is blended to provide the benefits of a fertile soil that will help trees and shrubs thrive at half the cost of other soil blends.  This blend is far and away better than the fill dirt or gravel that is often used in forming berms.  Our Berm Dirt is composed of the off fall from Soil Rejuvenation's soil blending processes: clods and balls which are sifted from all of our other soil products.  The resulting dirt is a marbly matrix of compost, clay and mulch particles.  Particle sizes vary between 6" and 1/2".  When bringing this matrix into the context of forming a berm, the nurturing mixture provides a fertile environment for roots to develop and eases the shock of transplant.  Over time berm dirt will settle, but only as the new roots entangle through the pore spaces.


1-5 cubic yards purchased



6 plus yards, volume discount


Fertile Soil Makes for Faster Growth

Berm Dirt provides a low cost alternative for constructing contours and doing large grade adjustments in a landscape.  Although low in cost, Berm Dirt provides a great fertile rootzone for trees and shrubs.

Benefits of Berm Dirt

  • High in organic matter
  • High water holding capacity
  • Low cost
  • Few rocks
  • Positive environment for root growth

Recommended Uses

  • Constructing berms
  • Leveling or adjusting large grade changes
  • Backfilling trees & shurbs

We recommend that Berm Dirt be moved with mobile equipment because of its 1/2" - 6" texture.  Clods and balls are easily smashed with a machine as the final shape of the berm is formed.

Directions for Use

Confirmation - Be sure to cross referance the product on your reciept of purchase to confirm you are reading the directions of use for the correct product.

Location of use - Berm Dirt is a preblended soil composed of the random left overs and off fall of our other soil screening operations. It serves as a fertile alternative to fill dirt and gravely soils.

  • Plant types -  Berms generally are populated with trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses, all of which can thrive when planted on a berm made of this ugly soil. The random mix of clay clauds, compost  clauds, and large woody particles makes for a fertile environment for plant roots to thrive. The high organic matter content, healthy benificial biology, and plentiful air channels work together to form an environment that is far superior to fill dirt or gravely soils.
  • Applications - Berm Dirt provides a porous environment which promotes rapid root development in trees and shrubs. The benifits of this soil makes it a good option for forming berms, backfilling large holes where plant growth will be cultivated, or an inexpensive alternative to fill. Berm Dirt is not recommended for structural purposes, rather the opposite, it will remain porous for many years into the future as the wood fiber decomposes and the pores settle.

Depth - Any and all depths over 6" will work.

Handling - It is not recommended that Berm Dirt be handled with hand tools. This is a crude soil size, made up of varing particle sizes. Handling with machinery is recommended and highly encouraged. If you plan to use hand tools, you will be disappointed.  Our other soils are sized more appropriatly for use with hand tools.