Lack of Awareness of Correct Guidance Puts Landscapers at Risk of Using Contaminated Topsoil

Topscape Features, Landscaping

A lack of awareness around wider legislation governing topsoil, particularly surrounding contamination testing, is facilitating the use of potentially contaminated product on landscaping projects across the country, warns a leading soil supplier. The British Standard for Topsoil – BS 3882:2015 – outlines parameters for a variety of horticultural properties that topsoil must meet to be deemed compliant, including texture, pH …

Secure Sand: Digging Deeper Into Fibre Reinforced Rootzones for Landscapers

Topscape Features, Landscaping

Landscape architects constantly face the challenge of balancing aesthetics with practicality, and that challenge is epitomised when it comes to turf. In busy periods, many businesses need to use over-flow car parks or temporary grass roads, often resulting in significant turf damage and hampering its ability to recover after heavy wear. However, such occurrences can become a thing of the …

Unearthing The Truth About Topsoil

Topscape Features, Landscaping

Despite being present across almost every landscaping project, from a new public park to a bespoke private property, soil can often be viewed as a simple add-on or worse, an after-thought. Peter Cullen, technical sales manager for Tarmac’s Topscape solutions, examines how cutting corners can have significant legal and financial implications when it comes to the supply and spreading of …