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Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil
Our Wessex blend of Loam Topsoil is freshly blended and created specifically for planting that requires good drainage as well as the ability to retain nutrients. This multi-purpose soil is suitable for many different growing mediums such as potted flowers and plants. It consists of high-quality British Standard 3882 soil mixed with sand.
The Wessex® Loam Topsoil is very adaptable and versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways in your garden. As a result Topsoil containing high nutrient content, they are the perfect base for planting wide ranges of plants and flowers from seed. This soil contains more than enough nutrients to be able to provide for tougher plants like ericaceous plants and durable shrubs.
The Journey of Our Eco-Friendly Topsoil
The development of our most popular Wessex® 10mm Borders & Beds Topsoil does not cause harm to the environment and is done in a sustainable manner. This Topsoil is derived from recycled soils we have procured locally around the Dorset area. All the soil is from unwanted or unused waste provided by Gardeners and Landscapers.
To ensure that the soil is as free of debris as possible, the recycled soil is put through a strict screening process in Dorset. This screening is essential because it makes sure that any large stones, sticks and any remaining debris. Once that is complete, the soil will be submitted for various tests and quality assurances. These tests check a multitude of factors such as particle size, PH levels and temperatures. Once all the tests have been completed and passed, the soil will receive the British Standard 3882 certification.
At the same site, the BS3882 tests are completed, and the PAS 100 Green are added at the same time. The Green Compost is derived from green waste from numerous gardens are outdoor areas that have had trees cut down. Within Dorset County, the recycled green material is chopped up and made into compost using a windrow turner. This compost is then regularly turned for the following 12 weeks so the heat is distributed evenly, which in turn regulates the temperature, distributes moisture and improves the oxygen content.
After the PAS 100 Compost has developed, the soil and the compost are thoroughly mixed together in a large machine, so that they are combined as meticulously as possible. All these processes take place on the same site, which is also where the Stone Zone warehouse is based. Once the product is complete and ready for use, we receive large loads of the soil at our warehouse, ready to be sold in-store and online.
With the soil and peat-free compost being created entirely from recycled materials, with no virgin trees or marsh having been cut away for the production of our soils, it makes this a sustainably sourced product. Also, with this topsoil being screened and mixed all on one site, it lowers the carbon emissions that might have been created if it were to be passed from site to site.
Due to the test and the transfer all taking place in Dorset, the Topsoil has a very little carbon footprint, so you can be reassured that your soil is locally sourced and processed and you are not harming the environment. The entire Wessex® Soils range is peat-free meaning they are good for the environment and good for your garden.
- Organic content typically 10%
- Peat-free- Screened to 5-10mm
- Easy to work with, even when wet
- Ideal for raised beds
- Base Soil Analysed to BS3882
Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil for Your Garden
The Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil is a great soil option for a wide range of projects. They are excellent if you want to create a raised bed for your plants or whether you want to cultivate a lovely flower garden. The Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil is particularly great for creating a flourishing garden because of its good drainage and nutrient retention abilities.
With the BS3882 Soil accounting for the bulk of the Borders & Beds Topsoil, you can be reassured that this soil has been screened to 10mm, so shouldn't contain any unwanted pieces of debris. This certification also means it comes from a sustainable source.
You also have the PAS 100 Green Compost which makes up at least 10% of this 10mm garden topsoil; this is what will give your plants the nutrients they need. With our Wessex® Topsoil being thoroughly blended, it means the compost has been mixed throughout the entirety of the soil, so the nutrients will be released slowly throughout the growing process of the plant.
What is Screened Soil?
Stone Zone & Landscaping Centre takes measures to ensure that all the garden soils we supply have undergone a careful screening process for specific particle sizes. The Screening process is a vital step because it makes sure that large pieces of debris are removed from the soil. We want to avoid any large pieces of dirt or glass in the soil which can be harmful if you are handling the soil with your hands. Therefore we gladly take these extra steps to ensure our soil is as pure as possible.
The screening is done by a machine called 'The Soil Screener' but can also be referred to as a 'Scalping Screen'. It is essentially a giant sieve. Our Wessex® soils go through a conveyor belt that has different-sized holes perforated in them to catch the different-sized debris. For the Loam Topsoil, the holes go down to as small as 10mm, meaning anything bigger than 10mm should not go through the sieve. If done properly, we will be left with debris-free soil that is ready for our warehouse.
What is PAS 100 Green Compost?
As our peat-free, green compost is made entirely from recycled green waste, mulched and then composted in windrow tuners, it then undergoes a testing process.
Publicly Available Specification is a widely recognised compost quality standard within the organics recycling sector.
To ensure a high standard of compost, PAS is set by the British Standards Institution which requires producers to establish a top-quality production policy.
This product status is given in recognition of non-hazardous waste that contains biodegradable materials only, making it safe to use in both domestic and commercial settings.
What does BS3882 mean?
The British Standard 3882 certification for topsoil has been specifically created to guarantee a consistent high-performance grade; a standard that has been set by the British Standards Institute. This standard is the revised version of the 1994 original certification.
BS3882 is measured on three factors: Soil Structure and Classification, Free-from Contamination and Fertility. BS3882 topsoil suppliers are also able to provide results of the soil analysis which includes the origin of the soil, the contamination parameters and written confirmation that the soil complies with the standard BS3882:2007.
All of the Stone Zone & Landscaping Centre's soil contains BS3882 Soil for multi-purpose use, ideal for all gardening and landscaping applications.
How to Buy 10mm Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil
850kg bulk bags
We can also deliver our soils as loose, tipped loads, as opposed to being in bags. Please call our friendly team on 01202 874207 if you require this service.
PLEASE NOTE: While every effort has been made to ensure our soils are free from contamination; there is always the chance that there may be small pieces of debris present. Please ensure you handle the soil with care when using it.
Buy With Confidence
- Our Wessex® Blended 10mm Loam Topsoil can be purchased as a bulk bag that contains approximately 0.3m3
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add it to your basket
- Our Soils and mulches will either arrive on a HIAB lorry that can be used to lift the stone onto your garden, or it will arrive on a pallet for kerbside delivery; depending on your address
- You can choose a free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
Sample Soil is available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
A Delivery Service Tailored to You
Our top-rated delivery service is reliable and flexible to suit you, however, it can vary depending on where you live. Click here for more information on our delivery service and if your postcode is classed as 'local' or 'national.'
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