As the beautiful spring weather starts to settle in we spend more and more time relaxing in the garden. Behind every vibrant garden is nutrient-rich topsoil which not only supports the growth of your favourite plants but it also provides the perfect ecosystem for a whole range of wildlife to thrive.
Sourcing the right topsoil for your garden is never an easy task. To ensure the best results you must be sure you chose the right supplier. Additionally, it is very important that you chose a sustainable topsoil supplier who is able to provide you with a product which is not creating an irreversible effect on our planet.
In this blog, we will guide you through some of the most sustainable topsoil solutions available to you along with some incredible tips to ensure every inch of your soil is packed full of the nutrients your plants need to grow tall and strong.
Home Made Garden Topsoil
The most sustainable source of topsoil is the one found right beneath your feet. Yes, your garden. To make sure that the topsoil you need is not having a negative impact on another area of the country its best to source if from a location where you have full control. It’s as simple as digging up the top 5-10 inches of the area of your garden which you would like to grow your plants within. Next, you can sift the material to separate all the small rocks out of the soil leaving you with an end product which is fine, consistent and ready to be used to grow some beautiful plants.
PRO TIP – The top layer of soil has the highest concentration of nutrients so make sure you don’t remove more than 10 inches of soil from the surface.
Local Topsoil Suppliers
Finding sustainable topsoil doesn’t mean you have to travel far and wide looking for a supplier. It can be as simple as just finding a company within the local area. A huge part of finding a sustainable product whether it be soil or anything else is that the process to acquire this product is not having an irreversible effect on the planet. By making sure that your soil has been sourced locally and has not travelled across the country means that less harmful greenhouse gasses are emitted to the environment. By reducing the harmful gasses means you will be helping to ensure that future generations are not dealing with the effects of global warming.
PRO TIP: If you are in the market for topsoil in Bristol It would be recommended to chose a Bristol-based company which sources their soil from the nearby locations.
Environmentally Friendly Topsoil Suppliers
Many companies up and down the country go above and beyond to ensure that they find land where the exaction of topsoil will not cause negative effects on the environment. By taking the time to research topsoil suppliers and finding a company which advertises sustainable topsoil you can be sure that there the effects that your soil will be having on the environment will be kept to a minimum.
PRO TIP: If you type into Google the keyword “Sustainable Topsoil” you will be able to find a soil company who offers a suitable product.
Transform Food Waste Into Topsoil Compost Mix
The number one reason that topsoil is used for a huge range of gardening and home improvement projects is because of its abundance of nutrients found within. A great way to give some unused soil the boost that it needs is by creating your own soil compost mix. By simply adding food waste scraps into a bin along with some soil and old dead leaves you will boost the nitrogen and carbon found in the soil. This is the perfect formula for growing a range of lovely plants.
PRO TIP: If you are yet to have built compost bin it would be recommended that you follow a tutorial on youtube. Please feel free to check out the following video taking you through every step in making a compost bin.