What is screened topsoil?
Topsoil is the top layer of soil that plants grow in. It is the most nutritious, containing lots of decayed plant matter which nourishes new growth and helps the plants to thrive. This means topsoil is required to cover over areas that have been landscaped, excavated or eroded, to allow new plants to establish and grow.
Natural topsoil often contains debris, plant roots and stones that can be screened out during processing. This ensures the material is clear and suitable for use in gardens and for laying lawns.
Once the topsoil has been screened, it can be worked into the existing soil to improve its quality texture, friability and water-retention properties. It should be thoroughly worked in to speed up the decomposition process that will enrich the base soil.
To enhance the condition of the soil further, compost can be added to provide more essential nutrients to low-quality soil.