Topsoil is the upper most layer (top) of soil. The top two inches and potentially down as far as eight inches
is classed as topsoil.
Topsoil has a very high concentration of microorganisms and organic matter and is where the most of the
'Earth's' biological soil activity is. There are four elements that form the composition of the upper soil,
including mineral particles, water, air and organic matter.
The topsoil volume is between 50% and 80% of these types of particles and they form the skeletal structure of
the soil. They allow the soil to sustain effectively its own weight, also other matter such as water overlying the
The Organic matter varies on the quality and quantity on different soils. This then ensures that the positive
and negative effects or reactions on the topsoil.
In terms of strength the soils structure can decrease with the presence of the organic matter. The organic
matter can settle in different ways and under different conditions.
Good quality topsoil is ideal for a wide range of planting and landscaping schemes where a quality outcome is
essential. It is usually light, friable and makes it easy to work with in wet conditions. Get in touch and let us
know what you need.
For topsoil in and around Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Leek & Crewe - look no further than Think Green