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Soil Amendment Requirements



City of Fort Collins' Ordinance 084, 2003 requires the addition of a soil amendment in areas that are cleared and planned to hold plants and grass.

A soil amendment is any material added to the soil to improve its physical properties. It can be compost, peat, aged manure or other material as approved.

Refer to the Soil Amendment Brochure for additional information.





Topsoil Requirements
    Sand 20 - 75%
    Silt 5 - 60%
    Clay 5 - 30%
    Organic material 5% or more
    pH 6.0 - 8.0
Topsoil must be free from noxious weeds, roots, salts, clay lumps and any non-soil materials (rocks, concrete, brick chips, building materials, foreign matter and any chemical, biological or radiological contaminants).

Exact language on soil amendment is provided in Municipal Code Secs. 12-130—12-132 and Land Use Code 3.8.21.

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