How Much Topsoil Do I Need For My Garden Project?

How much topsoil do I need?
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Working out how much topsoil do I need for a garden can be tricky, but it is important to get right to save you hassle and money.

Topsoil has a variety of uses in gardening and landscaping. It provides a stable base for laying turf or sowing grass seed, and because it’s high in nutrients and organic matter it can help plants flourish and grow. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.