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Are you thinking of transforming your garden? Let us help you make your vision a reality with our high-quality Top Soil, available to buy in bulk today. Whether you’re installing turf, sowing grass seeds, filling up beds or just levelling out, our bulk top soil for sale will provide more than enough to get the job done.

Choosing good top soil is essential to growing and maintaining thriving lawns, borders and beds. Top Soil is the basis for any good garden and top soil is the crucial upper layer. Good top soil contains the essential elements required for plants to flourish. What is top soil used for? Top soil is the medium in which everything grows. It is relatively shallow - usually the top 5 to 10 inches. Top soil contains nutrients, minerals and organic matter.

What is Top soil is used for?

Top soil, as you might’ve guessed, is the top layer of your garden soil. It’s used to cover the upper layer of your soil and contains organic matter which helps plants to grow. It can be used to cover ground, create beds and borders, or make a simple and easy bed for growing grass or laying turf. It’s sometimes referred to by landscape gardeners as ‘filler soil’ because it is used to fill spaces where needed and level off areas.

  • Improving the quality of garden soil.
  • Adding depth to a shallow garden.
  • Establishing new planting areas, beds and borders.
  • Laying a new lawn.
  • Acting as a top dressing to an existing lawn.

Other uses for garden top soil include functioning as a growing medium for hanging baskets, window baskets, pots and raised bed planters. Is top soil the same as soil? Ultimately, the soil is soil. However, top soil is distinct from garden soil. The soil in any individual garden is a unique mixture of organic matter, sand, silt and clay. Top soil for sale is a specially formulated landscaping material while garden top soil is mixed to suit certain growing conditions.

How deep should my top soil be?

How deep your top soil should depend on the purpose you are using it for. As a general rule, plants will grow better in deeper top soil and will develop stronger root systems. However, you can consider the following recommendations:

  • For general gardening and most planting - 8 inches (200 mm).
  • For lawns - 4 to 6 inches (100 mm to 150 mm).
  • For surface crops such as tomatoes, courgettes and beans - 6 to 8 inches (150 mm to 200 mm).
  • For root vegetables such as potatoes, parsnips and carrots - 12 inches to 16 inches (300 mm to 400 mm).

What should good top soil look like?

There are different grades of top soil. Good top soil suppliers will provide you with a product that has been tested to be Grade 1 industry quality. Good top soil has the following characteristics:

  • Free of large stones.
  • Relatively dark in tone because of a high organic matter content.
  • Not too black as that can indicate a lack of minerals.
  • Crumbly and not clumped into balls, which can be caused by too much clay.
  • Free from seeds and weed roots.

Is top soil the same as soil?

Top soil contains organic matter from leaves, tree bark, weeds and grasses that are natural and can help promote healthy plant life. It is an all-rounder which has many uses. Garden soil, however, is much more nutrient-rich, and so it is better suited to those who wish to do some serious growing.

Is it cheaper to buy top soil in bulk?

Like most things, it’s much cheaper to buy top soil in bulk. Top soil suppliers like ourselves can sell larger quantities at a better rate, meaning you get more for your money. Make sure you work out just how much top soil you’ll need for the job at hand, and order your top soil accordingly to avoid wasting money and good quality top soil.

How much top soil is in a bulk bag?

The amount of top soil that will come in your bulk top soil delivery is up to you. Apart from our smaller bags which are ideal for filling pots and planters, our larger, bulk buy quantities come in 1000kg bags, which is just over a tonne, or 500kg half bags. Our top-quality top soil is also available in larger quantities upon request, so please get in touch with us to submit any enquiries. Fertile, safe and 100% natural, our top soil is perfect for establishing lawns, creating beds or growing fruit and veg.

Does top soil help grass?

A layer of top soil added to a lawn can help the grass to grow. This is called “topdressing”. However, top soil should only be applied to a lawn in the following way:

  • Use top soil similar to that which is already in the lawn. You can buy a soil testing kit to do this.
  • You only need to add 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch of top soil.
  • Gently spread the top soil, paying attention to depressions which may require a little more to level them out.
  • You can then add further seed to the top soil. New grass shoots will struggle to grow through if they are buried too deeply in top soil.

Once the warmer weather hits, we all begin to dream about what we might do with our gardens this summer. Almost all of your landscaping, grass-growing or turf installing dreams will require some top soil.

What is top soil used for?

Top soil, as the name suggests, is used to top your garden soil. It contains organic matter which helps plants to grow. Top soil can be used to cover the ground, create new beds, create new borders, or create a simple base for laying turf or sowing grass seeds - whichever you prefer. You can also use it to fill raised beds in gardens that are paved to help you grow a little greenery.

Is top soil the same as soil?

Top soil contains natural organic matter from grasses, leaves, tree bark and weeds that can help to encourage plant life. It is, as the name suggests, the top part of the soil. Garden soil, however, is better enriched and so it is much better suited to growing plants. Top soil is often described as a landscaping tool, used to level and fill, while garden soil is better for growing.

How deep should my top soil be?

It depends on what it is you're using it for, but in most cases, your top soil should be anywhere from 13-25cm deep. This provides plenty of room for the roots to grow and your plants to thrive. Get cheap top soil delivery from us at Logs Direct and help your garden thrive today.

What should good top soil look like?

Good top soil will most often be dark brown or almost black in colour and be smooth and gritty. It should crumble in your fingers, and you should be able to feel the grit in it, which indicates the presence of minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. If the soil is too hard, that may indicate low levels of organic matter which should be avoided. If the soil naturally forms into clumps or balls, then your soil may be clay-rich, which is also not ideal.

Does top soil help grass?

Yes, Top soil does a great job at providing nutrients to newly growing grass. Topdressing your grass is a job that will help you prepare and maintain a perfect lawn, and keep it healthy and growing.

Where can I get top soil delivered near me?

At Logs Direct, we offer affordable and reliable top soil delivery services, so take a look at our range today.

For all of your top soil delivery requirements, contact us today.