Eco Tree & Shrub Topsoil
Encourage strong root growth and provide your trees & shrubs proper drainage with this quality organic topsoil.
Eco Tree & Shrub Organic Topsoil is available in XL bulk bags approx. 750L for chosen day, nationwide delivery.
Create an impeccable growing environment for trees and shrubs and strengthen their root systems. This organic course blend is screened between 15mm and 20mm, to provide a nutrient-rich, free draining base. We’ve blended it to 80:20 with our Eco Mix, peat-free soil improver (PAS100 certified) which means there’s no need for additional fertilisers – the soil is ready to use.
Our bulk bags of organic Tree & Shrub topsoil are produced sustainably in Dorset. It’s fully recycled and undergoes a rigorous refining process. In addition, leading soil scientist Tim O’Hare regularly tests our soil to make sure it meets BS:3882:2015 certification.
Free of viable weeds, seeds and pathogens, this soil is expertly screened to size and has a pH of 7-8.5.
To encourage drainage, this mix does include stones, so use it for trees, shrubs, and general landscaping where some stone content is ok. Note: there can be stones within this mix.
Why choose our organic tree & shrub topsoil?
- Blended perfectly to encourage tree and shrub root strength and growth
- Organic matter content helps with moisture retention and improves soil structure
- Nutrient-rich so no need for extra fertilisers
- Easy to crumble and work with
- Also ideal for landscaping and general garden use
- Delivered in bulk bag - XL jumbo bag approx. 750 Litres / 0.73m3
- Input materials: Recycled Inert Soil & PAS100 Compost.
- Particle Size Distribution: >90% passing a 6.0mm screen >75% passing a 3.0mm screen >50% passing a 1.0mm screen.
- Bulk Density: 980 – 1080 g/litre.
- Moisture Content: 20% m/m.
- Dry Matter: 80% m/m.
- Organic Matter: (as loss recognition) 3 – 20% of the dry matter.
- PH: 7 – 8.5.
- Electrical Conductivity: 270µS/cm.
- Purity: Substantially free of physical contaminants, viable weed seeds and pathogens.
- Potentially Toxic Elements: Within acceptable limits (“Heavy Metals”).
- Certification: PAS100 & the Compost Quality Protocol, in which this quality compost was produced in compliance with the Compliance Quality Protocol.
Our Tree & Shrub topsoil is not suitable as a top dressing or surface layer for playing fields or lawns.
What our customers say
"The soil was well supplied with organic matter and all major plant nutrients."
Tim O'Hare - UK's leading soil specialist
Eco Tree & Shrub Topsoil questions
Q. What is the best topsoil to use on trees and shrubs?
For optimal growth of trees and shrubs, we recommend our Tree & Shrub Topsoil. This topsoil blend provides the ideal balance of nutrients, drainage and moisture retention. It promotes strong root development, healthy foliage, and vibrant blooms, ensuring your trees and shrubs thrive in their environment.
Q. How deep should topsoil be for planting trees and shrubs?
When planting trees and shrubs, it is recommended to have a topsoil layer of 30cm deep. This depth allows for proper root establishment and helps retain moisture. However, the specific requirements may vary depending on the size and type of tree or shrub. Consult planting guidelines for individual species.
Q. Is topsoil or compost better for trees and shrubs?
Both topsoil and compost play valuable roles in promoting healthy growth for trees and shrubs. Topsoil provides essential nutrients, proper drainage, and a supportive foundation, while compost enhances soil fertility and microbial activity. A blend of topsoil and compost combines the benefits of both for optimal plant health and vigour.