Sandy clay loam topsoil, that is suitable for general landscaping purposes, trees, shrubs, amenity grass.
Suitable for general landscaping applications, trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, climbers and hedging.
Composed of re-purposed, single source, screened natural topsoil, usually of sandy clay loam classification with added PAS 100 compost, 20% by volume. BLS 20 is a natural topsoil with boosted organic matter content, has excellent moisture and nutrient retention capabilities.
It is a premium soil best suited to large scale, ground level, planting projects BLS 20 should installed at depths no greater than 350–400 mm; greater depths should be built up with Boughton Loam's subsoil products.
BLS 20 is well suited to projects where permanent irrigation is not specified because of its good water retention properties. For plant establishment temporary irrigation maybe required.
For lawns please refer to the manufacturer's BLS 2 topsoil which has a lower organic matter and therefore creates a more stable tilth for lawns. Boughton Loam can provide additional advice if needed on how best to specific and install this topsoil.
Features and benefits:
Typical analysis for natural topsoil. A full analysis is available on request.
Q28/20 Imported topsoil to BS 3882
Q28/315 Imported topsoil to BS 3882
Q28/330 Imported manufactured topsoil/ growing medium
Topsoil, growing medium, subsoil and preparation materials generally
Soil textural class
To BS 3882: 2015.
Sandy clay loam.
Organic matter by dry weight (nominal)
Minimum index values for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium to be as for BS 3882 multipurpose topsoil.
Size in any dimension (maximum)
Stone content by dry weight (maximum)
Permitted materials for manufactured topsoil
Declaration of compliance
In accordance with PAS 100.
Materials not permitted
Country of material origin
Country of product manufacture
A naturally formed product and can be reused as needed, without going to landfill.