How is material sold?
Soil and mulche are sold by the yard. We do have bags available, approx 1cu ft.
Aggregates are also sold by the yard or by the bag.
You are welcome to bring your own containers or boxes to fill, prices vary on size.
How much material do I need?
If you measure the area(s) you need to cover, we can advise you how much material you will need. Please contact our store by phone 705-750-440 or e-mail email@example.com and we would be happy to help.
What type of soil is best for lawns?
If you are overseeding your lawn, Gro-Turf Organic Top Dress is the most recommended soil. This soil is pre-mixed and high in organic content. You can also use our Double Mix Soil too. If you don't want to shovel and spread it, you can also use Turf Revolution's Time Sav'r Topdresser this is a pelletized version of compost, easy to spread and no mess!!
A proper fertilizer program is always recommended to achieve optimal health and growth of your lawn. See our full line of Turf Revolution fertilizer products.
What type of soil is best for gardens?
Gardens require more organic material for proper moisture retention and nutrient delivery. Our Garden Builder Soil contains screened topsoil as a base soil, compost for nutrients and aged bark fines that help hold in moisture. This soil is perfect for new gardens and topping up existing gardens.
What type of aggregate should I use?
Aggregates consist of sand, gravel and stone. Certain materials are better suited to specific purposes.
Pit run, A-Gravel, Crushed limestone and Sand can all act as filler or compaction material to create a sturdy base.
A-Gravel, Clearstone and Crushed limestone can also be used for driveways.
Playsand, Pea stone and River stone can be used for decorative purposes or around playground areas.
Clear stone is used mainly for fill that requires drainage.
Limestone screenings are also essential under patio stones.
Please feel free to contact us for advice on choosing the right material type for your job.
How much do aggregates weigh?
Aggregates weigh anywhere from 800kg to 1300kg per Cubic Yard, depending on material type and moisture level. For reference, most standard pickup trucks are rated for 500kg.
What are the differences between mulch types?
Mulches are typically either Cedar, Pine or Hemlock wood.
Cedar has a distinctive aroma, stays in place well, and will not decompose allowing easy removal in the following season.
Pine is slightly more rugged looking, turns dark with age, and suppresses weeds better than Cedar.
Hemlock, unlike Pine or Cedar, decomposes within a few seasons. This adds organic material to your garden, and avoids the hassle of removing mulch the following season.
How many seasons will mulch last?
Based on individual preference, mulch can last as long as you enjoy its visual appearance. Additionally you can 'fluff' your mulch every few months to achieve that fresh moist look once again.
Cedar does not decompose, and turns grey with age.
Pine decomposes slowly, and turns dark brown with age.
Hemlock decomposes quickly and turns to a light gold with age.
How much Mulch can my truck/trailer hold?
A regular pickup truck with a 6 foot box can hold up to 1 yard of mulch. The material is very light.
What type of seed should I use?
There are Sun blends, Shade blends, and All-purpose blends. However the single most important aspect to look for is Certified Blends. Certified Blends ensure high grade and endophyte enhanced, hand picked seed varieties such as “Longfellow II Chewings Fescue”, rather than just “Fescue”. Additionally, Certified Blends are weed free. All of our varieties are Certified Blends.
How much area does seed cover?
Coverage depends on the grass seed blend. An average 1kg bag of grass seed will cover approx 325 sq ft.
What is the best way to seed a lawn?
If your intentions are for the old grass to grow up through, spread 0.5 to 1 inch across the lawn. To start a fresh lawn, either remove the old turf before hand, or spread more than 3 inches overtop to ensure it doesn’t grow through.
Spread seed by hand or with a spreader, and rake it into the top half inch of soil with a fan rake. Soak thoroughly every 2 days until you see sprouting. Anywhere from 3 to 20 days is normal for different varieties to sprout. Applying fertilizer is recommended help thicken the roots.
How far ahead do I need to call to book a delivery?
Sometimes your schedule is hectic, and planning home gardening and landscaping can happen last minute. We pride ourselves on providing prompt and timely delivery service. If you call the day of, we will do everything within our power to get the material to you that day. However, next day deliveries are 100% guaranteed.
What truck sizes are available for delivery?
Our small trucks hold 3 yards, medium trucks hold 15 yards, and our larger trucks hold 20-22 yards. For extra large deliveries we do have dump trailers and tri axle and pup combos available.
What is the minimum delivery amount?
The minumum delivery in Peterborough is 1 yard. There is a minimum of 3 yards outside Peterborough up to a 20 minute radius. Depending on the location a minimum of 6 yards could apply. Please contact our store for delivery rates.
We accept VISA, Mastercard and Debit
We can also place orders for Cash On Delivery. Cash must be received in hand before the load is dumped.
We do not accept Personal or Business Cheques.