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HortLoam is a BS3882:2015 compliant sandy loam, planting topsoil. With optimum reserves of organic matter and nutrients, HortLoam it is ideal for planting rootball trees, shrub beds, retained planters and vegetable planting projects.

HortLoam is a registered product of British Sugar plc


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HortLoam is a BS3882:2015 compliant sandy loam, ideal for planting schemes, perennials, vegetables and rootball trees.


HortLoam is stored at our factories under cover so will arrive at your project in optimum condition.

To maintain the product’s consistency and ensure easy application it is advisable to keep it covered if it is not being used immediately.


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HortLoam, with its additional reserves of organic matter in the form of PAS 100 compliant ‘green’ compost, provides the optimum nutrient levels  for establishing young plants and encouraging healthy root growth. With a  typical percolation rate of  1.44mm/hour HortLoam has  a open and free-draining structure.

Due to the stringent, fully-audited standards rigorously maintained throughout the TOPSOIL business, HortLoam has a dependable quality assured by, regular independent analysis. It is free of contaminated waste, glass or building material residue and is devoid of invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed. As a natural product HortLoam does contain annual weed seeds which will emerge. These are easily managed using normal weed-control methods.

HortLoam is disease-free and contains no pesticide contamination. Typically the texture is sandy loam.

HortLoam is analysed to the newly revised British Standard for topsoil BS3882:2015.

Weed Control

All British Sugar’s TOPSOIL products are derived from prime arable soils and their natural fertility will encourage good plant growth but this does mean weeds need to be controlled.

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Benefits of using Topsoil

Quality product

All TOPSOIL products are developed from the soil that adheres to the sugar beet delivered to British Sugar’s factories and as such comes from the best agricultural soils in the country. After separation, the soil undergoes a gravity settlement stage prior to a lengthy conditioning process and careful storage ready for delivery to you.