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Top Soil & Bark Chippings

Top soil and bark chippings in bulk bags available online and in branch, including brands like Hallstone and Rowlawn. 

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  • Double Screened Top Soil Bulk Bag Double Screened Top Soil Bulk Bag

    Double Screened Top Soil Bulk Bag

    Double Screened Top Soil is Loam, which is a sandy soil ideal for adding as a pre-turf preparation for groundwork, without having to add fertiliser or compost to help the turf grow. The Top Soil has been screened twice, guaranteeing that only the highest...
  • Multipurpose Compost 50 Litre

    Multipurpose Compost 50 Litre

    50Ltr multipurpose compost is great for sowing seeds, hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Multipurpose compost is combined with key plant nutrients including trace element, ensuring healthy plant growth.
  • Rolawn Hallstone Bark Mulch 0.6m3 Bulk Bag Rolawn Hallstone Bark Mulch 0.6m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Hallstone Bark Mulch 0.6m3 Bulk Bag

    Hallstone Bark Mulch is a great value garden mulch that is great for general landscaping, ground cover, and mulching to keep weeds at bay and retain moisture. Over time, it will decompose and add nutrients to the soil. It is long-term which is derived...
  • Rolawn Hallstone Value Topsoil 0.6m3 Bulk Bag Rolawn Hallstone Value Topsoil 0.6m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Hallstone Value Topsoil 0.6m3 Bulk Bag

    Hallstone Value Topsoil Bulk Bag is a multi-purpose topsoil with a high organic content, which is both fertile and safe. Natural topsoil and green waste compost are combined to create a uniform, peat-free topsoil. It's suitable for homegrown use in the...
  • Rolawn Landscaping Bark 0.73m3 Bulk Bag Rolawn Landscaping Bark 0.73m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Landscaping Bark 0.73m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Landscaping Bark is a quality multi-purpose bark mulch made from forestry woodchip in a mid-dark brown colour. It is a natural product that will improve the look of your landscape. Rolawn Landscaping Bark can also be used as a mulch to prevent...
  • Rolawn Blended Topsoil 0.73m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Blended Loam Topsoil is a high-quality, fertile, peat-free, organic-rich, multi-purpose topsoil that is made up of a mix of sand, silt, and clay, as well as peat-free soil conditioners. It is perfect for a variety of planting and landscaping...
  • Rolawn Turf & Lawn Seeding Topsoil 0.73m3 Bulk Bag Rolawn Turf & Lawn Seeding Topsoil 0.73m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Turf & Lawn Seeding Topsoil 0.73m3 Bulk Bag

    Rolawn Turf & Lawn Seeding is a company that specialises in turf and lawn seeding. Topsoil is a friable, free-flowing, sandy topsoil intended for use with Rolawn turf and grass seed. Rolawn GroRight Lawn Establishment Fertiliser is included to guarantee...

Top Soil & Bark Chippings

Top Soil and Bark Chippings are important elements of landscaping and gardening projects. At Howarth we offer excellent quality top soil available in small bags for smaller projects and as a top up where required. We also offer the same great quality top soil bulk bags for bigger projects such as lawn top soil or creating a new flower bed, and excellent quality mulch and bark chippings.

What is Top Soil?

Top soil is a dark coloured, nutrient rich soil that is often layered on top of a harder soil, particularly in flower beds or along garden borders. It is popular amongst gardeners and landscapers as it is easy to work with and contains organic materials that help plants and flowers to grow and thrive. Top Soil is also commonly used as a nutrient rich base for laying turf.

Bark Chippings

Bark Chippings are a common sight in UK gardens and landscaping projects for creating pathways and enhancing flower beds predominantly because they are practical and look great.

What are bark chippings?

Bark Chippings are made from the bark of common trees that have been shredded into large chunks. As a cost-effective option, they are often used as a “mulch” to create a layer on top of soil. Wood bark chippings naturally absorb moisture which helps to reduce the growth of weeds and alleviate flooding. Garden bark chippings can also help to make your outdoor space look attractive and interesting whilst being soft and safe enough for spaces that will be used by small children or pets, including play areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much top soil do I need for a lawn?
You will ideally need around four inches of top soil to root in. However, not everyone will need to add four inches, so you may just need to add an inch or two depending on the quality and depth of the existing soil.
What is screened top soil?
Screening top soil is the process of removing larger lumps of soil, stones, roots, and other matter from the soil itself. Therefore, this process means that you can choose how fine or how chunky you would like the topsoil to be. The main benefit of this is that it allows for optimal water flow and a finer distribution of essential nutrients and minerals.
How many litres of top soil are there in a bulk bag?
In a top soil bulk bag, there are approximately 35 litres in one bag.
What is the difference between top soil and compost?
Ultimately, topsoil is a more well-rounded soil option because of both the nutrients and structure it offers for plants. Compost is drier but has a softer substance, whereas topsoil can retain more water and may come with more natural debris depending on the quality of it.
How deep should Top Soil be?
The depth of top soil required is dependent upon the project and intended use. When creating a lawn base, it is recommended for the top soil to be at least 4 inches (10cm) deep. If top soil is to grow plants in, the roots will need space to grow and thrive in an area with plenty of nutrients, therefore it would be recommend to use at least 6 inches (15cm) deep of top soil. For larger plants with larger roots, the depth will need to be increased accordingly.