A team from Writtle College - which included Sam Hudson, Amy Helm and Xanthe Crewe - was commissioned to put together the technical booklet, the first in a series of guides to help professionals make the most of topsoil.
The publication includes images and a step-by-step guide to preparing and laying topsoil. It also looks at receiving, storing and using topsoil in landscaping projects.
Topsoil, a division of British Sugar, commissioned the project, and is one of the UK's largest suppliers of topsoil products to landscape and amenity sectors.
- Topsoil - The Essential Guide is available at www.bstopsoil.co.uk and industry shows such as Saltex.