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Top Soil in Chislehurst, Orpington, Surrey, Kent and London

If you are redeveloping a residential garden in Chislehurst or completing groundworks at a commercial construction site in Orpington, our grab hire services can help by supplying clients throughout the local Beckenham, Swanley, Surrey Kent and London areas with premium-quality top soil. The grab hire team at Motion Hire Ltd can deliver top soil direct to your door, which has been screened for nutritional value and is ideal for healthy landscape designs.

What is Top Soil?

Top soil is the top layer of soil which provides flowers, plants and insects with nutrients to thrive on. The nutrients are created from organic material, such as residual rock elements from weather damage and decayed organisms in the earth. Domestic and commercial properties throughout Surrey, Kent and London, including Chislehurst, Orpington, Beckenham and Swanley, can use top soil supplied by grab hire companies such as our own for a variety of garden concepts. If you’re incorporating raised flowers beds, borders around driveways or laying brand-new lawns, our grab hire services will remove waste and supply the resources you need for a tidy and flourishing garden.

  • Clay top soil retains water but does not drain it easily. Trees, such as elm, birch, oak, plus perennials are best suited to clay top soil.
  • Sandy top soil doesn’t hold water to the same extreme as clay, therefore evergreens and other plant life which do not require a lot of watering are ideal.
  • Loam top soil is made up of sand, clay, silt and a combination of organic materials to enrich it. Loam is also the most pH balanced top soil in comparison to clay and sand.

Types of Top Soil


Typically used for filling holes and groundworks at construction sites, economy top soil isn’t usually screened but it still contains a high value of nutrients. The pH level of economy top soil can range between 5.0 to 8.2. Depending on how acidic or alkaline your flowers and plants require the soil to be, clients in Chislehurst, Orpington, Beckenham, Swanley and the nearby areas can base their choice around this cost-effective option.


Clients in Surrey, Kent and London areas can opt for premium-quality top soil, minus the presence of any weed seeds. Our grab hire services supply top of the range loam for bigger budget garden concepts, which can sustain properties in Chislehurst, Orpington, Beckenham, Swanley with expansive grounds. The pH spectrum is slightly less than economy top soil, between 5.5 and 7.8, however the minimum nutritional elements are as follows:

  • Phosphorus (P) Index min is 2
  • Potassium (K) Index min is 2
  • Magnesium (Mg) Index min is 1

Top soil is available as part of our grab hire services in a selection of load sizes. Clients can choose from different types of top soil, which is approved by British Standards 3882:2007.

For more info about the top soil and grab hire services in Orpington, Beckenham, Swanley and the wider Surrey, Kent and London areas, call 01883 620 700.

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