Quality, consistency and variety should be your main priorities when arranging for a delivery of planting soil. While cost is certainly a consideration, you can waste hundreds or thousands of dollars on an inferior product if you don’t do your homework.
Finding Planting Soil That Is High in Quality, Consistency and Variety
Quality planting soil, more often than not, is an organic mix. Here in Southern Ontario, many professional landscapers and experienced home gardeners know that topsoil, compost and mulch often yield more lush and productive results without the use of harsh chemical fertilizers and insecticides. When searching for a local source of planting soil, insist upon high-quality gardening products that have been organically tested for purity, moisture and fertility.
Consistency is an important factor when choosing soil mixes as well. By sifting top soil and other mixes through a fine screen, weeds, fungi and foreign objects can be easily and naturally removed. The consistency of the color of the soil is also important, especially when you are arranging multiple deliveries for a large landscaping project or adding to an existing one.
Finally, variety is important since the soil conditions in this area can be greatly influenced by natural deposits of clay and sand. At Van Beek’s Gardening Supply, we can customize our mixes with varying amounts of high-quality topsoil, compost and organic fibre according to your particular planting conditions and climate.