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Wessex® Borders & Beds Topsoil
Our highly-reviewed blend of 10mm Borders & Beds Topsoil is freshly screened and then blended locally in Dorset. Consists of organic, peat-free, multi-purpose compost mixed with high-quality British Standard 3882 soil. This unique mix of soil has been created specifically with slow-releasing nutrients for a variety of plants.
This soil is very easy to work with and is suitable for many gardening projects. The high nutrient content makes this topsoil great for planting many different flowers and plants from seed, including ericaceous plants and hardy shrubs. Use this topsoil to plant your flowers and top it up monthly for consistent blooms throughout the year.
The Journey of Our Eco-Friendly Topsoil
The process of our best-selling Wessex® 10mm Borders & Beds Topsoil is environmentally friendly and sustainable. This Topsoil is made from recycled soils that have come from local areas around Dorset as unwanted or unused waste collated by Gardeners and Landscapers.
This recycled soil then endures a screening process locally in Dorset which is what ensures the consistency of the soil, eliminating large stones, sticks and other bits of debris. After this, the soil will be tested and undergo a quality assurance process, checking various things like particle size, PH level and temperature. If it passes, it is then awarded the British Standard 3882 rating.
PAS 100 Green Compost then gets added to this BS3882 Soil at the same site. This compost has also been recycled as green waste from people's gardens and other areas that have had trees cut down. At a local site in Dorset, this recycled green waste is cut down and composted using a windrow turner. This compost is constantly turned for 12 weeks to distribute heat to regulate temperature, distribute moisture and improve oxygen content.
Once the PAS 100 Compost is ready, both the soil and the compost go through a large mixing machine which distributes each product evenly throughout. This entire process happens on the same site in Dorset, which is where our warehouse is based. Once the final product has been produced, large loads of this soil arrive at our warehouse, ready to sell 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.
With all the transport being contained in Dorset, it means this soil has a very low carbon footprint, so you can rest assured that you are buying locally-produced soil. This soil is also environmentally friendly as it contains peat-free, green goodness that will make your soil and plants thrive!
- 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
10mm Borders & Beds Topsoil for Your Garden
Whether you're creating a raised plant bed in your garden, a beautiful garden border, or simply topping up some old soil, you want to offer your plants the best soil to feed them with the nutrients they need. Wessex® Borders & Beds Topsoil would always be our best recommendation for these types of planting format.
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 release slowly throughout the growing process of the plant.
What is Screened Soil?
All of the garden Soils that we supply directly from Stone Zone & Landscaping Centre undergo a screening process to specific particle sizes. Screening the soil is a very important process as it helps to remove larger pieces of debris from the soil. When you're working with soil in the garden with your hands, the last thing you want is to find large stones and sticks on your soil constantly, so this process saves you a lot of time sifting through the soil!
The Soil Screener, also known as a 'Scalping Screen,' is machinery that acts as a large sieve for recycled soils. The soil will go through a conveyor belt which has holes graded to different sizes. For this soil, the holes are as small as 10mm, so anything that measures more than 10mm should be separated from the soil, leaving mainly pure soil that then gets bagged up.
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 set out to ensure a consistently high-performance grade; a standard set out by the British Standards Institute. This standard is the revised version of 1994 originally set out.
BS3882 is measured on three components: 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 Borders & Beds 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® Beds & Borders 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.'
Any questions? Use our live chat to speak to an advisor, alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01202 874207.
Wessex® Peat Free Multi-Purpose Compost