The Real Soil Company is encouraging the nation’s gardeners to go peat-free, but why does being peat-free matter and why should gardeners be reaching for peat-free?
The destruction of natural peat land in the UK has become an urgent issue for British growers. Peat is the largest land-based store of carbon and when it comes into contact with air, its carbon combines with oxygen and is released as harmful CO2 – one of biggest threats to our environment.
On top of that, huge areas of Lancashire, Yorkshire Northumberland, Cumbria, Scotland, East Anglia and parts of Cornwall are being lost to peat harvesting and wastage. A single square metre of peat takes 1,000 years to form and we are currently using it at a far greater rate than it is able to develop. With two million cubic metres still being sold in the UK each year, there is much we need to do to redress the balance in favour of environmentally safe options.
Going peat-free with the confidence to grow prize-winning flowers, fruit and vegetables has never been easier with the new SuperSoil.
The Real Soil Company is a brand that believes in the importance of high quality and eco friendly natural topsoil.
They only use natural topsoil for their mixes, which have been specially enhanced using ethically sourced natural components to create a new chapter for topsoil quality. It is their aim to become the new name in high-quality topsoil.
SuperSoil’s natural components – which go above and beyond the BS3882 standard for compliance and reliability – are added to enrich and enhance the soil provide quicker plant establishment, better resilience against pests and disease, whilst also enabling edible crops to benefit from nutritional enhancement and a higher crop yield. Additionally, the enhanced soil also offers better water retention and release for optimum plant growth, whilst also providing a more balanced and workable material for gardeners.
Topsoil is the top layer of soil that is high in organic matter and nutrients, formed by the slow weathering of rocks and decaying organic matter over thousands of years.
Does the soil have stones in it?
Yes, but only small ones as all the larger stones are removed. Some stones in the soil are important for good drainage, soil aeration and prevention of topsoil compaction.
There is a huge amount of offerings of topsoil with no descriptions of its make up.
So you can not know what quality you are getting. Not with this company.
This topsoil is really wonderful to use.
Good quality, you can feel the difference in the structure compared to regular soil and compost mixes, I am sure vegetables will love it.
Despite having only launched to the garden retail sector in early 2021, (although the team have been in the industry since 1985) The Real Soil Company has carved out a niche for itself within this thriving retail space. The success of the brand lies in the supreme quality of its SuperSoil product, which has helped to plug a gap at the top end of the market, whilst also directly responding to consumer demand for more environmentally conscious products.
The Real Soil Company has specifically set out to create a standout brand, one that competes within a highly saturated marketplace. Featuring bright colours and hand drawn illustrations, SuperSoil’s packaging is informative, friendly and inspirational, helping to draw the consumers eye and assisting them in making better, more educated purchasing decisions.
Furthering its environmental credentials, The Real Soil Company has also confirmed that all SuperSoil bags are made from 30% recycled polymer and are 100% recyclable at the end of their lifecycle.
This wondrous SuperSoil with its high phosphorous content consistently outperforms other topsoil brands, stimulating plant respiration and growth and providing the perfect foundation for luxuriant foliage and vividly coloured flowers.
You can’t go wrong. I’m very happy to recommend.