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Wessex® Eco Coffee Soil
The Stone Zone is very proud to introduce a new, environmentally-friendly, high-quality soil that is completely new and unique to the market!
Guaranteed to stimulate plant growth, our Wessex Eco Coffee Soil consists of 100% recycled Soil tested to BS3882 Standard, thoughtfully blended with locally sourced, recycled Coffee grounds and PAS 100 Organic Compost that is completely peat-free.
By adding used coffee grounds to our already popular British Standard Soil, we are adding nitrogen to the soil blend, which is key in the growth stage of certain plants. It's important to note that the addition of nitrogen to our Soil will turn the soil acidic, where the plant can secrete an acidic H+ into the soil solution.
Plants Responsive to Nitrogen
The following veggies work well with added nitrogen and acidic soil:
- Sweet corn
- Pole beans
The following plants/flowers also work well in acidic soils:
- Stimulates healthy root growth
- Screened to 5-10mm
- Contains 25% PAS 100 Organic Compost & recycled Coffee grounds
Our Eco-Friendly Coffee Soil
You might be wondering what made us think to add used coffee grounds to our Soil; in 2021, our MD and soil-lover decided that he wanted to recycle our used coffee grounds that would otherwise just get thrown away. These come from the coffee machine that we have for customers, so as you can imagine, a large amount of used coffee grounds are accumulated.
With our knowledge of soils and the fact that coffee is a natural product that is naturally high in nitrogen, the idea was born that we could add coffee to our soil, and create a nitrogen-rich soil that has a balanced acidity to really stimulate growth, as well as finding a use for our used coffee grounds.
To experiment with our new Wessex Eco Coffee Soil, we had staff members add this soil to top up their vegetable beds and the results they saw were amazing! By mixing it with their Wessex BS3882 Soil, they really saw an improvement in both the growth rate of their vegetables as well as the quality of their harvest!
Our Sustainable Soil Range
At the Stone Zone, we are conscious of the impact we all have on the environment. For that reason, we are very proud to explain how our Soil range is sustainable; creating a minimal carbon footprint and upcycling materials without using any virgin green products.
Our best-selling, Wessex BS3882 is the base to all of our soils; this soil is made up of recycled soils that come from garden and landscaping projects where people have had soil removed from their garden.
This soil then goes through a large screener with is graded to 10mm, which ensures there are no large, unwanted objects in the soil such as sticks and stones.
Once the soil is screened and tested to receive the British Standard certificate, our Green PAS 100 Compost is then added to the soil.
This peat-free compost that gets added is also made up of recycled green waste, which has been mulches down and turned into compost at the same site that the soil is produced. When its ready, it gets added to our BS3882 soil, where the content will be a minimum of 10% organic compost.
Once this process is completed in Dorset, the travel to get the bags of soil to our warehouse is minimal, as our warehouse is located in Dorset too. This eliminates lots of travel and therefore means the emissions are much less than the average soil.
What is PAS 100 Compost?
Publicly Available Specification is a nationally recognised compost quality standard within the organics recycling sector.
To ensure compost is of a high quality, PAS is set by the British Standards Institution which requires producers to establish a top-quality production policy.
The reason behind this specification is to recognise 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 the 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 Wessex® Eco Coffee Soil
850kg bulk bags
This soil can be collected at one of our depots in Wimborne, Bournemouth or Dorchester, or our garden soils can be delivered nationally to anywhere in the UK. We also offer samples of our soil in-store.
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® Eco Coffee Soil 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.