Our topsoil comes either ‘As Dug’ or ‘Screened’. The two types of topsoil are generally used together to form a growing medium before an area is planted or turfed.
Where does our topsoil come from?
Our topsoil normally comes to our recycling facility having been stripped from greenfield construction sites. Reuse of such greenfield soils on the site of excavation is not regulated as a waste activity.
How do we separate and produce our topsoil?
As Dug Topsoil
As the name suggests, this is topsoil which hasn’t gone through the screening process and is simply stored on our site after leaving it’s site of origin.
Screened topsoil has been processed through our mobile screen, which has vibrating sieves to separate the materials. Other ingredients such as sand can then be added to give the topsoil more ‘body’ and change its draining properties.
Applications and uses
- As Dug Topsoil
Can be used as a growing medium for rougher scrub planting areas of ground that do not need to be overly manicured.
- Screened Topsoil
Screened topsoil is most commonly used for landscaping and planting. It’s also usually the final layer that goes down before an area is turfed.