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The Lester Family Blog!

  1. Lester's Power Screen of Topsoil Eliminates Junk in Your Garden Steve Lester 23-Oct-2013
  2. Chilton Flagstone Customer Pickup of 1620 lbs in car Steve Lester 02-Oct-2013
  3. Lester's Helps With Another Eagle Scout Project Steve Lester 25-Sep-2013
  4. Lester's Receives New Shipment of 18"-24" Boulders Steve Lester 10-Sep-2013
  5. Lester's Material Prepares for Grayslake Parade 2013 Steve Lester 03-Sep-2013
  6. Lester's Material Helps Boy Scout Earn Eagle Project Steve Lester 20-Aug-2013
  7. Mulch comes in many colors but it’s all green as a reusable resource Steve Lester 05-Jun-2013
  8. Contrasting styles of paved brick patio installers Steve Lester 29-May-2013
  9. Is your mulch a friend or enemy to your plants and trees? Steve Lester 22-May-2013
  10. Lester’s Material retaining walls that last Steve Lester 15-May-2013

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Customer Testimonial!

"Dear Sirs;

This letter is a 'thank you' for the excellent job of laying bricks on my driveway here on Guerin Road in Libertyville. The quality of workmenship was great, as you did on completely re-doing my patio with bricks, your men were hard working and my area was cleaned up after a days work.

I'm very proud of my brick patio and my new dirveway. I've had several good comments from my neighbors on the looks. Sincerely,"
Jackie and Joe Nemmers

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Super Bulk Topsoil & Lawn & Garden Mix Delivery or Pickup

libertyville topsoil dirt field bulk topsoilTopsoil is the foundation of your lawn and garden. If you want those flowers to explode in a kaleidoscope of color, provide them with a bed or nutrient-rich soil where they can take root. The same holds true for your lawn and vegetable garden. The better the soil the better the lawn or garden.

Lester’s prides itself on providing the best quality organic topsoil in the region. Our premium topsoil is carefully prepared before we offer it to our customers. This includes disking the soil to break up clumps and prepare it for receiving fertilizer, moisture and seeding. The next step, pulverizing, further breaks down the soil and ensures that it will support healthy and rapid growth of lawns and gardens.

Then we screen the soil to remove any foreign matter, such as rocks and sticks. Where the industry standard is to run the soil through a 1-1/2 X 1-1/2 screen, at Lester’s, our premium topsoil is screened down to 5/8-inch X 5/8-inch. As a result, our competitors can’t touch Lester’s soil for quality.

We then test our topsoil to ensure there are no hazardous materials and, at the same time, it’s full of all of the nutrients needed to provide a healthy lawn. Testing topsoil will determine whether it contains Atrazine or Preen, two widely used herbicides. While preen will not inhibit the growth of a lawn or plant seed that has already germinated.

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Lawn & Garden Mix for Healthy Gardens...the Natural Way

We also offer a premium mixture of soil – our Garden Mix. This favorite of flower and vegetable gardens is equal parts topsoil, manure and torpedo sand. The result is a nutrient-boost for your garden that also has excellent drainage properties.
Bulk garden mix is available for delivery or pickup.

This favorite of flower and vegetable gardens is equal parts all premixed for your convenience. The result is a nutrient-boost for your garden that also has excellent drainage properties.

  • Topsoil

  • Manure

  • Torpedo Sand

Put this topsoil in your garden and you know your neighbors will look on in envy as the growing season progresses. One of the keys to using topsoil is to use the soil at the optimal depth. Too shallow and the roots of your plants or lawn run up against the clay below and stop growing.

For large contractor quantities, Lester’s also offers custom mixed topsoil per your specifications.

Ideally, you want …

  • 10 to 12 inches of soil for a vegetable garden

  • 10 to 12 inches of soil for a flower garden

  • 4 to 6 inches for a lawn

To determine how much topsoil you’ll need to buy, you can use our easy Topsoil Estimator Calculator. Simply type in the dimensions of your lawn or garden, add the depth of topsoil you’ll need and you’ll receive an estimate of how much topsoil to buy.


Lester's Super Topsoil!

Lester's Materials Topsoil Image Lester's creates top quality topsoil by screening and pulverizing to a fine level.
Topsoil is great for seeding
lawns and leveling existing
lawns. Grow yourself a lush lawn with our topsoil.
super topsoil

Lester's Super Lawn & Garden Mix

Lester's Materials Topsoil Image For your gardens, we
recommend our Garden Mix which consist of one-third topsoil, one-third sand and one-third manure.
Your gardens will thrive.

Lester's Topsoil and Lawn & Garden Soil Bulk Materials
Also Available: Topsoil, Lawn and Garden MixNatural StoneGravel & Stone, Limestone, & Sand

Lesters can deliver your bulk Topsoil as well as Lawn and Gardenmix to Lake County IL and Southern WI locations. View the affordable delivery charges:
  • Antioch
  • Arlington Heights
  • Bannockburn
  • Barrington
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Crystal Lake
  • Deerfield
  • Grayslake
  • Gurnee
  • Hawthorn Woods
  • Highland Park
  • Inverness
  • Kildeer
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Villa
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire
  • Lindenhurst
  • Long Grove
  • McHenry
  • Mundelein
  • Palatine
  • Round Lake
  • Vernon Hills
  • Wadsworth
  • Wauconda
  • Waukegan
  • Kenosha
  • Pleasent Priarie
  • Bristol
  • Paddock Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Camp Lake
  • Twin Lakes
  • Powers Lake.