mushroom soil smell
After replacing my septic field, I decided to landscape the whole area instead of replacing the grass. This is in the front of my house. I've never much liked grass. Anyway, I addressed my grading problems with screened top soil, which I was advised was the best thing to use. It doesn't however, seem to have much organic matter so I wanted to amend the soil, of course. I had mushroom soil delivered. It looks really rich and black, but it smells like tar. It doesn't smell like manure. I'm not concern about the fact that it smells. It's not that strong and I know that it will go away, especially after I've mulch. I'm thinking this might have something in it that I should worry about. Is this normal? This landscapers have already planted LOTS of stuff in this. How can I tell if this stuff is OK? Is there something I should add to it? Maybe I shouldn't worry.