Why Does Topsoil
You must be wondering how and why topsoil has an odor, whether good or bad. Soil should have a fresh and clean scent. Any soil that gives off an awful odor needs some keen scrutiny as to why the smell occurs.
Topsoil should have a pleasant smell, an earthy smell that is not dirty and sour.
What Should Topsoil Smell Like?
Manure in topsoil is mostly found in bagged topsoils when purchased. Good quality manure should have little or no smells and should always be dry when opened.
Common Smells Associated With Topsoil
Drainage holes All containers need to have drainage holes at the bottom.
How Do You Treat Smelly Topsoil?
Once you notice unpleasant odors from the soils, be quick to take action. You can choose to treat them chemically (making sure you don't spill chemicals to plants) or using dry manure.