Topsoil – The Basics
Whether you are new to gardening or an old hand, it is always important to be aware of the basics, so here is a quick guide to topsoil.
The layer of soil that rests on top of your garden is the topsoil and tends to be darker in colour to the subsoil. The topsoil is the soil that is richest in nutrients and it is this that plants use to get the food they need to survive. If you have an old house and garden you may be lucky enough to already have a good quality topsoil, but for those with a newer house, be prepared to put down a layer of imported topsoil over the top of all that builders rubble that lays just beneath the surface.