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Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil
Our Wessex blend of Fruit and Vegetable Topsoil is freshly blended and created specifically with growing in mind. This soil is suitable for many different crops for consistent growth. It doesn’t contain manure which can sometimes be harmful to fruit and veg. It consists of organic, nutrient-rich compost mixed with high-quality British Standard 3882 soil, screened down to 10mm.
The Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil is very versatile and multifaceted and can be used in a multitude of ways in your garden. Due to the Fruit & Veg Topsoil being rich in nutrients and their lack of manure, they are the ideal topsoil for growing your fruits and vegetables from seed as they will be able to receive the required level of nourishment. This soil contains more than the required nutrients to be able to aid hardier plants like ericaceous plants and durable shrubs.
The Journey of Our Eco-Friendly Topsoil
The creation of our much loved Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil does not contribute to global warming as extra steps are taken to make it as sustainable as possible. This Topsoil is acquired from recycled soils we have gotten locally around the Dorset area. All our soil is from unused or unwanted soil given to us by Gardeners and Landscapers from projects where they have soil left to spare.
To be certain that our soil is as pure as possible, the recycled soil has to go through a thorough screening process right here in Dorset. We take this screening process very seriously and insist upon it because it filters out any large stones, sticks and unwanted debris. After the screening soil is complete, it will be submitted for numerous tests and quality assurances. These tests check a wide range of factors and requirements varying from particle size, PH levels and temperatures. Only after the tests have been completed with a successful result will the Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil receive the British Standard 3882 certification.
The BS3882 test and the PAS 100 Green test take place at the same facility and therefore can occur simultaneously. The Green Compost is a combination of several gardens, parks and outdoor areas that have had their trees cut down. Inside Dorset County, the recycled product is chopped up and made into compost with a windrow turner. Then the compost is proceeded to be turned and mixed for 12 weeks, this is done so that heat is distributed evenly, and as a result of the mixing, the temperature is regulated, moisture is distributed and the oxygen content is improved.
After the PAS 100 Compost has been created, it is mixed thoroughly with the soil using a large machine, this is done so that they are as homogenous as possible. All these tests and steps occur in the same area, which is also where the Stone Zone warehouse is based. After all the tests and mixing are complete, the soil is ready, we receive large loads of the soil at our warehouse, ready to be sold in-store and online.
The Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil and all our compost are developed from recycled materials, where no virgin trees or marsh get destroyed for the sole purpose of being used in our soil production. As a result of th way our soil is developed, they are a sustainable brand of soil. Furthermore, because the Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil was screened and mixed in one area, we save on carbon emissions that may have been increased if they were transported from a different site.
As mentioned before the Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil does not contribute much to their carbon footprint because all the tests and the transfer to our warehouse are all contained within one area. We are able to keep our carbon footprint at a minimum because all our materials are sourced locally within Dorset.
- Organic content is 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® Fruit & Veg Topsoil for Your Garden
The Wessex® Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil is a great soil option for a wide range of projects. They are a great option if you want to grow fruits and vegetables for your garden, they are even great for growing herbs. TheWessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil is extra special because it has no chemicals or anything that would harm your produce, which will enable you to add a plethora of fruits and vegetables to your garden.
With the BS3882 Soil accounting for the bulk of the Fruit & Veg 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 a minimum10% of this 10mm garden topsoil and that is what ensures your plants are provided with the correct nutrients and therefore your fruits and veg will thrive.
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 that our soil is consistent, and to a good standard; following a strict guideline 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 Wessex® Fruit & Veg Topsoil
850kg bulk bags
You can use our Soil Calculator which will work out how much soil you will need - simply enter the measurements of your garden and the depth at which you want to lay the stone and it will work out how much you need!
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® Fruit & Veg 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.