Top Soil

Top Soil

As part of our commitment to recycling as much waste as possible, we offer a delivery service for topsoil. We deliver throughout the Ormskirk, Burscough, Southport, West Lancs and Merseyside regions.

Top Soil Direct to your Door

Our topsoil is ideal for landscapers and DIYers, garden contractors, building developers and parks managers. It is the ideal product for uses such as improving soil quality, seeding and garden borders.

What is Topsoil?

Topsoil is, as the name suggests, the topmost layer of soil. It sits on top of the subsoil, and it differs because it has a higher amount of organic matter, nutrients, and fewer salts. Good top soil is rich in nutrients and minerals and it promotes the growth of plants in your garden or lawn. It can improve drainage and promote plant growth because it contains all of the nutrients that plants need to survive and thrive. Topsoil looks darker than the subsoil, which is because as well as its slightly different composition, it retains water better.

How Much Top Soil Do I Need?

You should have at least 6 inches of topsoil to improve very hard, poor subsoils especially if you plan to plant grass on the area.

How Do I Add Topsoil?

Spread the topsoil over the surface of the garden, removing rocks or pieces of debris as you go. Add 2 or 3 inches of compost or rotted manure to the soil to improve its texture and drainage. Then, till the topsoil and manure into the existing soil as deep as 8 inches. Rake the soil over and allow it to settle for at least a week before starting to plant.

Topsoil Delivery Ormskirk

To order your topsoil, just call the friendly Martlands Skip Hire Ormskirk office on 01704 779345 for a quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!