Garden Tips 101: Topsoil, Triple Mix & Mulch

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to get our green thumbs ready for some gardening. Whether you’re a novice or experienced gardener, it’s important to know how to get the best out of your gardens, plants and flowers. Using the right materials for the job is a great way to start. With that

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Have YOU Downloaded Your FREE Copy of How to Identify & Avoid Poor Topsoil?

At first glance, most topsoil found in soil bags looks the same. Unfortunately in many instances, it’s only until after you get your soil home that you realize it’s of poor quality and won’t be beneficial to your garden. Even more frustrating is trying to return unsatisfactory topsoil. It can be a pain. The best

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What’s Happening To Your Topsoil Right Now?

It’s bitterly cold out right now. Thankfully, you’re indoors. All warm and cozy. And before winter truly hit in December, you took the time to prepare your backyard for winter by wrapping trees in burlap sacks and bringing fragile plants indoors. Unfortunately, though, your triple mix topsoil from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies needs to stay

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Topsoil Jobs You Should Do This Long Weekend

First, we’d like to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. The Victoria Day long weekend is the perfect time to start working on your garden (if you haven’t already). But before you start planting, weeding or watering, you first need to take care of some triple mix soil jobs. Fresh, nutrient-rich topsoil is

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How to Achieve 90% of Germination on Your Grass Seed

A majority of the grass seed products we carry at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies carries a germination rating of 90-95%. Now, that’s the percentage of seeds which germinated in laboratory tests. Veteran gardeners know that, once that grass seed hits their lawns, the number is much lower. But it doesn’t have to be. Understanding the

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Yes You Can! Spread One Last Layer of Topsoil in 2015

October is here. And with it come shorter days, falling leaves and cooler temperatures. If you had topsoil delivery way back in the spring, your garden may be looking old and worn out. The autumn weather conditions won’t help improve its appearance either. At this time of year, we usually hear two questions when it

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