Garden soil is one element of the garden that is so often overlooked. But, it’s the element that all the new plants will rely on to bring the new garden to life.
Soil can be named as ‘Top class screened soil’ but unless it is BS3882 certified it could very easily contain other particles such as plastic, glass, tar and brick, with a smell something like petroleum gas.
Good recycled soil is just that ‘Soil’ and smells natural and earthy. It is recommended that if a quotation for the supply of soil is not certified BS3882 a sample needs to be inspected so that at least those tiny particles of glass and plastic are not apparent.
If you want really good soil so your plants will grow well, make sure it is certified BS3882.
Don’t forget - “You get what you pay for”. Top class screened topsoil at £8.00 per ton – Hmmm.