Screened Top Soil
What is Screened Top Soil?
A soil that has been screened through a 5mm screen. This ensures that all large impurities have been removed and we are left with a beautiful, fluffy, light soil. Top soil is often called sandy loam.
What are it's uses?
Great for top dressing lawns, levelling areas, bedding for grass seed or bulking up your gardens.
How do I calculate how much I need?
Measure the area you need to fill with Screened Top Soil. Say for example, you are going to level and build up an area of your lawn or grass area and the area is 10m long by 2m wide by 200mm deep. The calculation would be:
Formula: Length (m) x Width (m) x Depth (m) = m3
10 x 2 x 0.200 = 4
That means that you require 4m3 of Screened Top Soil for this area.
Anything else to consider?
We always recommend mulching your gardens no matter what kind of garden you have. This helps the soil retain moisture and also aids in the suppression of weeds.
Our soils are nutrient rich, however, plants, grass and the weather will deplete the soil of these nutrients and therefore you should fertilise regularly to get the best growth out of your plants. If you are not sure what fertiliser to use call our friendly sales staff or take a photo of your garden and bring it in and we can suggest the best fertiliser for the plants in your garden. As a general rule you can use Organic Xtra on all your exotic gardens and lawns and you can use Turf Master on all your lawns, but also on your Native gardens. Native plants do not like high levels of phosphorus and turf/lawn fertilisers generally have low levels of phosphorus, but always check the nutrient levels on the packaging. Nutrient levels on fertilisers are listed in this format: N:P:K. The 'N' is for Nitrogen. The 'P' is for Phosphorus and the 'K' is for Potassium. Nitrogen promotes leaf growth and greens up your plants. Phosphorus promotes root growth and development and Potassium promotes flower and fruit growth.