A common misconception about topsoil is that it is all the same. Yes, all topsoil is made from a mix of sand, silt, clay and organic matter; however, varying proportions of these elements can be mixed to form different types of topsoil that will work best in the different areas of your garden.

Here are three great examples of how, when used correctly, topsoil can help your garden to flourish, and which topsoil you should use for each area to ensure it stays in tip-top condition.

1. Topsoil for your allotment

You may not have a dedicated allotment, but a lot of people do have small vegetable patches in their home gardens. If you are one of these people, or are looking to try growing your own produce for the first time, using a topsoil specifically suited to growing vegetables and fruit can do wonders for the quality of your home grown fruit and veg.

Which topsoil should I use?

Try Vegetable and Fruit Topsoil

Get more tips for growing your own fruit and veg by reading our blog post ‘Increasing your topsoil’s food production potential

2. Topsoil for your flower beds

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, or new to getting outdoors and tending to your own plants, shrubs or trees, installing flower beds is a great way to make your garden look more inviting than a simple lawn with a bit of garden furniture in it. With the correct preparation, using a good topsoil in your flower beds ensures that your plants, shrubs and trees get the right amount of fertiliser and water they need to flourish.

Which topsoil should I use?

Try Beds and Borders Topsoil

3. Topsoil for your new lawn or turf

Growing a lawn from scratch or laying new turf  in your garden can be a difficult task for some, but if you have taken all of the necessary steps to properly prepare the ground for seeding or laying your turf, using the right topsoil can get your lawn off to the best start possible. You wouldn’t want all of your hard work sewing grass seed or laying that brand new turf to go to waste!

Which topsoil should I use?

Try Turf and Lawn Seeding Topsoil

At the London Lawn Turf Company, we're London's leading suppliers of safe and fertile topsoil, so contact us  today for a free quote.