I have spent several hours taking wheel barrel after wheel barrel of dirt to fill up the lost dirt in a raised bed in the front yard. Most of the dirt was lost during a foundation repair this winter.
I still need more dirt, but I have used all the dirt stockpiled around the yard. I am thinking about going to the city's Biosolids, Lime and Yard Waste Recycling Facility and picking up some free mulch. For $2 they will dump a load into the back of a pickup truck.
I will mix some of the mulch in with the dirt already in the raised bed. Eventually it will turn into dirt.
Meanwhile, the grass planted in March is coming up thanks to the warm early spring this year.