Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between Screened topsoil, soil/compost mix, and triple mix?

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Screened topsoil is used for filling in areas for grass planting. Soil/Compost mix is a richer, more organic mixture and generally used in areas where flowers/shrubs or trees are planted. Triple mix is a dark black soil which is best used in overseeding lawns, container boxes, and in flower beds.

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What is the best stone for a driveway?

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The majority of driveways are 3/4 Crushed Stone as this is a good packing stone. Some of our customers prefer a layer of Clear Stone on top for better curb appeal. Others prefer Screenings as it packs like cement, however, this product is known track into homes.

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What is the difference between hardwood mulches, cedar mulches and enhanced mulch?

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Enhanced mulches are dyed to add colour and style to your gardens. We have 3 types of hardwood mulch – natural, enhanced black, and enhanced brown. We also carry enhanced cedar mulches in red
and gold. Cedar will decompose slower than hardwood and therefore will not need to be replenished as often. Lastly, we have a pine mulch which comes in a natural colour and decomposes the slowest.

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How thick should a fresh bed of mulch be?

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It is recommended to make beds 4 inches deep. If you are getting a top-up, 2 inches or under are recommended.

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How many yards of product will I need to cover x amount of area?

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Find the area of your garden in feet (length times width). Multiply this number by how thick you would like to cover the area (make sure this is in feet!). Divide your final number by 27. This will give you approximately how many yards of product you will need.

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I don’t need a whole yard of product, are there other options for me?

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We provide a number of products in bulk, however not all of our customers want bulk shipments. A number of our landscape rocks, as well as mason sand and screenings, can be purchased in bags. If a product is not available in a bag, we have a limited supply of our own bags on hand which can be lent to customers to fill. Lately, customers can bring their own bins (often recycle bins) and take as much product as they desire. If customers are bringing their own bins, prices will be determined after they are loaded.

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Can my pick up truck hold 1 yard of material?

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A pickup truck can hold 1 yard of product. Please mind, however, that not all pickup trucks and trailers can handle the weight of our products!

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What is the weight of products being picked up per yard?

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A yard of mulch will weigh 500lbs or 230kg. A yard of soil will weigh 1700lbs or 770kg. A yard of stone(limestone) will weigh 2500lbs or 1.1tne.

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What are your methods of payment?

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We accept cash, cheque, or credit card.

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Do I need to be home when product is delivered?

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YES! It is recommended that customers receiving deliveries are home to ensure we have the correct location. Furthermore, single loads are COD (Cash on delivery).