Our Top Soil is regulated by a government approved laboratory to ensure our products always meet the stringent criteria for BS3882:2015 standards. Top soil is the uppermost layer of soil, which is high in nutrients and organic matter. This is soil has gone through the process of being organically enriched and is screened between 10-20mm making it the best top soil to use for those plants that need extra care.
Top soil is broadly used in gardening and is very efficient in helping improve the quality of soil on a particular area of land. It can also be used to equal out uneven ground or lawns, making new beds, raised beds or as a base for lawns, where the natural soil is poor quality or non-existent. In paved gardens where there is no contact to soil, top soil can be used in raised beds for growing many plants, including vegetables.
Often, the darker the top soil is, the richer it is in nutrients. Rich, nutritive top soil is able to hold onto more water and it is packed with minerals from rock, sand, and organic matter. Greater nutrients and water availability mean topsoil is a catalyst for plant growth.
Many gardens have poor soil, such as those often found in new-build homes, where the natural topsoil has been stripped away as the consequence of the build process. If the soil is deprived then topping it with a layer of topsoil should allow your plants to grow well and thrive.