Alsoils+ Soil Conditioner is perfect for enhancing existing topsoil and adds slow-releasing nutrients to your garden. Our organic compost improves root growth and microbial activity, resistance to diseases, increases water retention and reduces soil temperatures.
With our soil conditioner, you can achieve healthier plants, better yields, and a more sustainable garden – invest in your soil’s health, and watch your garden thrive! All of our bulk bags are filled to the brim, so you can be sure that you get the best value for money and a high-quality product.
Suitable for: Mixing into topsoil, growing vegetables and general gardening
Bag size: 0.75m³
Available in: Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Chichester, Waterlooville and other towns and villages within Hampshire and West Sussex
Soil Conditioner FAQs
What is soil conditioner used for?
Soil conditioners can help improve soil structure by increasing aeration, water retention, and nutrients which all contribute to helping microorganisms thrive and for plant roots to grow.
What is the difference between soil conditioner and compost?
The difference between soil conditioner and compost is in the structure. You can grow plants and vegetables in compost but a good soil conditioner has to open a structure and roots would struggle to grasp it if it was the only substance to the bedding.
How long does it take for soil conditioner to work?
It can depend on what time of the year you apply soil conditioner, but you can expect to see a difference within a couple of weeks.
When should I add soil conditioner?
Add your solid conditioner before planting time by mixing it well into the soil to improve the soil structure within the rootzone. This ensures that essential nutrients are available to the plants as they grow, setting a strong foundation for healthy and robust plant development.
Do I need to water the soil after applying a soil conditioner?
Yes, water the soil after applying a soil conditioner. Once the soil conditioner is incorporated into the topsoil, watering it thoroughly is essential. This activates the soil conditioner and guarantees its even distribution within the soil.
As a result, the soil structure is enhanced, creating an optimal environment for robust plant growth. Learn how to effectively use soil conditioner here.
Can I mix a soil conditioner with other soil amendments?
Yes, mixing a soil conditioner with other soil amendments offers advantages for soil enrichment. However, striking a balance is crucial, as excessive quantities of soil conditioner can harm plant health.
An effective approach to blending soil amendments involves combining one part composted manure, three parts garden compost, and one part soil conditioner. This mixture can be thoroughly incorporated into the soil through tilling before the planting process begins.
Is a soil conditioner safe for plants, pets, and the environment?
Yes, soil conditioner is safe for plants, pets and the environment when used as directed. Soil conditioners are designed to improve soil quality and enhance plant growth without posing significant risks to plants or animals. However, we recommend carefully following our instructions for usage and taking appropriate precautions during application.
Can I use a soil conditioner in any type of soil?
A solid conditioner can be used for any type of soil and offers numerous benefits to both clay and compact soils by enhancing aeration and drainage, while also aiding moisture retention in light and sandy soils.
The versatility of our soil conditioners allows them to address issues of poor soil structure and maintain overall soil quality, making them suitable for a wide range of soil compositions and conditions.
Our Soil Conditioner bulk bag deliveries are typically made via a vehicle with a crane offload.
Deliveries will be between 2/5 working days from ordering – unfortunately we are unable to specify a specific time although if you call us, we can usually let you know what day and a rough time to expect your delivery, however due to the nature of our business this cannot be guaranteed and can change at short notice.
Being a local, family-run business we only have the capabilities to deliver topsoil, manure, mulch and other products to areas near our HQ in Hambledon, Hampshire (see our delivery zones page for more information). Please note, we are currently unable to deliver bulk bags of Soil Conditioner within the Portsmouth Clean Air Zone.