What is top soil used for?
Top soil Can Help Care for Flower and Garden Beds
One of the best ways to replenish the nutrients that your plants crave is through a fresh layer of topsoil. Top soil features decomposed plant matter (or organic matter) which helps to nourish your plants.
How much does top soil cost?
Top soil costs $47 to $55 per cubic metre.
What is the difference between soil and top soil?
If you dug down through a section of your garden soil, you would see that the topsoil is relatively shallow. It is, however, the layer of the soil out of which all of your garden plants grow. Topsoil contains everything you would find in your garden soil, including nutrients for your plants and organic matter.
What is top soil made of?
The top soil layer is a mixture of sand, silt, clay and broken down organic matter, called humus. Humus is rich, highly decomposed organic matter mostly made from dead plants, crunched-up leaves, dead insects and twigs. Top soil is the home of living things and the materials that they make or they change.
What is better, top soil or compost?
Top soil helps to improve the structure and texture of soil, enabling it to retain nutrients, moisture, air and drain excess water effectively. Compost injects vital nutrients and organic matter into your garden, providing the ideal environment for plants to get the best start in life.
How to figure out how much top soil I need?
If you are not sure how much top soil you will need for the job, you can use our handy measurement tool above to calculate how much top soil you will require for your project.
Pace out the length and width of the area you require covered. A big stride is about equal to 1 metre.
For the best results, we recommend a depth of 10cm to 15cm of top soil.