The importance of soil quality

  • 19/05/2022

With summer fast approaching, there is no better time to give your garden a makeover. Our fantastic range of soil and compost products are here to help you take your garden to the next level.

Topsoil and soil blends are added to flower beds or lawns to reinvigorate native soil with the nutrients and conditions plants need to blossom. There are three grades of topsoil – economy, general-purpose, and premium – with economy perfect for those looking to bulk out their existing flowerbeds, and the highly fertile premium soil for building new beds or for using as compost for container-grown plants.

Our ‘Supersoil’ (BS 3882: 2015) has a local ‘fanbase’ and has been used for many years by professionals and keen gardeners for rose and flower beds, vegetable patches, and general planting for large scale projects. The blend is enriched with Pas 100 green waste compost giving increased nutrient holding and helping to establish new plants, making it the perfect choice for both professional and hobby gardeners.

For more specialist projects, our range of composts provides everything you need, whatever the occasion. We can provide:

Professional Multi-purpose compost, used by professional growers and keen gardeners, this specially designed growing medium is suitable for seed sowing and potting of many crops, including ericaceous plants.

(Available in 70lt bags, bulk bags and loose).

Container Compost, are liable, trusted growing media used by nurseries for long-term crops, including herbaceous and small shrubs. Includes market-leading 12–14 month Osmocote.

(Available in 60lt bags, bulk bags and loose).

Roffey Tree & Shrub – Planting and mulching compost, a planting and mulching compost with a season-long slow-release tree and shrub fertiliser to promote healthy establishment.

(Available in 60lt bags, bulk bags and loose).

Aqua Soil, sterilised loam blended with horticultural grit and enhanced with organic matter. For use with aquatic and marginal plants. Includes a low level of organic based fertiliser to encourage establishment. ‘Aqua Soil’ is a registered trademarkof New Milton Sand & Ballast Ltd.

(Available in 20lt bags)

For more information or advice on any of our soil products, please call the Sales Team to book your delivery at 01425 610566 or pop into one of the Builder’s Merchant branches in New Milton or Wallisdown.


Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

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