Est. 1973

Raether Topsoil is a family owned business since 1973 in Howell, MI that sells topsoil, black dirt, peat moss, sand and gravel. You can choose to buy in retail or wholesale. Product is available for pickup or delivery. We guarantee quality service at affordable prices. 

Located between Howell and Brighton, we deliver to all of Livingston County.

For prices, estimates or to schedule a delivery, contact Raether Topsoil LLC today at 517-546-4498.        You can also call 517-546-4504.

Delivery & pickup PRICES


Payment required upon delivery - Cash or Check accepted.

Product subject to availability - Mileage may be added for long distances.

Please note that a $40 delivery fee and a 10 yard minimum are required for delivery.

Please call for pricing on deliveries less than 10 yards.


Price per Yard (plus tax & $40 delivery) per load
Pea Gravel                                          $26.00
6A Septic Stone (1/4” to 1”)                $26.00
1-2” Septic Stone (Egg Rock)              $35.00
Processed Road Gravel                       $20.00
60/40 Cement Mix                             $33.00
6A Limestone                                     $35.00
23A Limestone                                    $35.00
21AA Crushed Granite                        $35.00                Crushed Screened Asphalt                  $25.00                  


Topsoil, Planting Mix, Peat
Yards        Price w/ tax
5                $127.20
6                $144.16
7                $161.12
8                $178.08
9                $195.04
10               $212.00
11                $228.96
12                $245.92
13                $252.88
14                $279.84
15                $296.80


Price per Yard (plus tax & $40 delivery) per load

 Mason Sand                                         $28.00
 Beach Sand                                          $20.00
 2NS Sand                                             $22.00
 Packing Sand/Class 2                          $14.00
 Fill Sand                                              $12.00
 Fill Clay (when available)                    $12.00

Picked Up

Payment required upon pickup - Cash or Check accepted - Prices are subject to change

Product subject to availability - Please call ahead


How Much Do I Need?

An average pickup truck can hold approximately 1 yard.

1 yard will cover a 10 x 10 foot area 3 inches deep

Calculation: Length x Width / 100 = Yards 3 inches deep  



Topsoil, Planting Mix, Peat
 $16.96 per yard

Stone & Gravel
 $25 per yard

 $10 per yard




  • Heavier soil, with some sand mixed in to help with drainage
  • Good for planting grass in the spring or fall, or to plant trees or large shrubs/bushes
  • Used to build up ground around house foundations


  • Very nutritious soil that can be described as light, fluffy, spongy or sticky
  • Used to add nutrients to gardens, but because of it’s light texture, peat is best when tilled into another soil
  • We highly recommend our planting mix over straight peat


  • Sometimes called “black dirt” because it is darker than topsoil
  • 2/3 peat, 1/3 topsoil screened together onsite, by us, with a 1/2 in. screen
  • The mix is a heavier soil than straight peat, which prevents it from blowing away. The topsoil mixed-in makes the soil more manageable
  • Good for use in flower beds and vegetable gardens
  • NOT RECOMMENDED for growing grass. The soil is too light and if not covered with enough straw the seed may become burned by the sun


  • Used to fill in holes or to make a base
  • If planting grass over an area you may want to use a top layer of topsoil
  • May have small rocks or sticks in it


  • Mason sand or 2NS sand is recommended for the base of a pool, as they are finer and do not have rocks or sticks in them
  • Mason sand is finer and more expensive than 2NS but both will work


  • Recommended: 21AA crushed rock, 6A limestone, 23A limestone or crushed screened asphalt
  • Granite is multicolored and limestone is white/gray
  • Fines help the stone lock in together better, making a less “gravelly” driveway. 6A is cleaner with little to no fines and 23A has a lot of fines with some gravel mixed in

Raether topsoil

2650 Fishbeck Road

Howell, MI 48843

Off of Crooked Lake Road between       Howell and Brighton.