Writtle College students write technical booklet for professional topsoil users

Students have teamed up to pen a hands-on practical guide to help seasoned landscapers eke the most from their topsoil.

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.

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