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Sustainable Mulch: What is it and How to Choose

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Table of Contents Every thriving garden is supported by healthy soil. Mulch plays an important role in maintaining your garden’s soil, serving as a protective layer that conserves moisture, regulates soil temperature, and suppresses weeds. Yet, not all mulch is created equal. As we become more aware of our environmental footprint, the choice of mulching Read more

Spring Lawn Care Tips: How to Prepare Your Lawn for The New Season

A man mows a green lawn on a sunny day. It's spring, and he's taking care of his yard.

Table of Contents   Preparing your lawn for spring is an essential task that ensures your yard looks its best throughout the growing season. During the winter, lawns can suffer from a variety of stresses, including cold temperatures, snow cover, and the compacting effects of snow and ice. These conditions can leave grass weak, damaged, Read more

Types of Limestone for Your Outdoor Projects

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Table of Contents   If you’re looking for a durable and attractive material for your outdoor project, limestone is a great option. It is a popular choice for outdoor projects such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, and more. One of the benefits of limestone is that it comes in a variety of types, each with Read more

Landscaping Trends for 2024: What to Expect and How to Implement Them

Landscaping of different plant species is a trend in 2024.

Table of Contents Landscaping is an important aspect of any property, whether it’s a residential or commercial one. Just as interior design trends transform the inside of our homes, landscaping trends in 2024 play a crucial role in shaping our outdoor living spaces, influencing everything from the types of plants we grow to the materials Read more

What to Look For When Buying Screened Topsoil

Screened Topsoil

  As any experienced gardener will tell you, the success of your gardening efforts hinges on the quality of your soil. That’s why choosing the right type of soil – particularly screened topsoil – is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Whether you’re crafting a garden that’s the envy of the neighbourhood or sculpting Read more

Common Mulching Mistakes to Avoid

Mulching Mistakes

  One of the hidden gems in gardening is mulching. Mulching not only enhances the beauty of your garden but also provides many benefits for the soil. From retaining moisture to curbing pesky weeds, mulching can enhance your garden’s growth. However, like any gardening technique, there are right and wrong ways to mulch. In this Read more

Popular Rock Garden Design Ideas

Rock garden design

Rock gardens are captivating landscaping features that combine the raw beauty of natural stones with carefully chosen plants, creating a beautiful and low-maintenance outdoor space. The foundation of a remarkable rock garden lies in selecting the right rocks. In this blog, we’re excited to guide you through some popular rock garden design ideas using our Read more

Tips for Storing and Using Screened Topsoil

Storing and Using Screened Topsoil

Every landscaping project thrives on a solid foundation, and that foundation is none other than the soil beneath our feet. Screened topsoil is indispensable in nurturing your outdoor space. This uppermost layer of soil has been screened to remove debris like rocks and roots, leaving nutrient-rich, finely textured soil that’s like a cozy home for Read more

The Best Ways to Combat Weeds in Your Garden

Best Ways to Combat Weeds

Maintaining a lush and vibrant garden is a labour of love, but nothing can be more frustrating than dealing with the relentless invasion of weeds. Weeds not only detract from the beauty of your garden but also compete with your plants for nutrients, sunlight, and space. Thankfully, with the right strategies and a little bit Read more

The Best Time of Year to Mulch Your Garden

Best Time of Year to Mulch Your Garden

  Maintaining a lush and thriving garden requires more than just a green thumb – it demands strategic planning and timely care. One essential practice in achieving garden greatness is mulching. Mulching not only enhances the visual appeal of your garden but also plays a critical role in soil health and plant growth. As the Read more

5 Tips for Rock Garden Maintenance

Rock Garden Maintenance

A rock garden can add a touch of natural beauty and tranquillity to any landscape. With its rugged charm and minimalistic appeal, rock gardens are an excellent choice. Besides their aesthetic appeal, rock gardens are also known for their low-maintenance nature. However, like any other garden, a rock garden requires proper maintenance to thrive. In Read more

How Worm Castings Improve Soil Quality

Worm Castings Improve Soil Quality

When it comes to gardening and agriculture, having good soil is essential for healthy plants. Healthy and fertile soil sets the stage for robust plant growth and abundant harvests. One secret ingredient that can work wonders for soil quality is worm castings. These amazing organic fertilizers have incredible benefits for your soil. In this blog Read more

The Benefits of Organic Gardening

Benefits of Organic Gardening

Organic gardening has become increasingly popular in recent years because of its many benefits for people and the environment. This eco-friendly practice avoids synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, focusing on natural methods to nurture the soil, control pests, and promote plant growth. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of organic gardening. From its Read more

The Pros and Cons of Different Mulch Materials

Mulch Materials

Mulching is a time-tested gardening practice that offers a multitude of benefits to plants, soil, and the overall landscape. It involves the application of various materials, such as organic matter or inorganic substances, to the soil surface around plants. This protective layer not only enhances the visual appeal of garden beds but also serves as Read more

How to Use Landscaping Rocks to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Landscaping Rocks to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

  A well-designed landscape can significantly enhance the curb appeal of any home. One versatile and visually appealing option to achieve this is by incorporating landscaping rocks. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various ways you can use landscaping rocks to transform your outdoor space into a stunning masterpiece. From pathways and garden borders Read more

The Impact of Worm Castings on Plant Growth

Worm Castings on Plant Growth

  At Soil Kings, we believe that nurturing plant growth goes hand in hand with sustainable practices. When it comes to nourishing plants and promoting healthy growth, gardeners looking to use natural alternatives to synthetic fertilizers can use worm castings, also known as vermicompost. Worm castings are the excretions of earthworms and are often referred Read more

How to Combat Common Garden Pests

Combat Common Garden Pests

  Gardening is a rewarding and fulfilling hobby, but it can be disheartening to see your hard work threatened by common garden pests. Maintaining a beautiful and thriving garden requires consistent care and attention to monitor for signs of pests. Aphids, cutworms, spider mites, slugs and grasshoppers are common garden pests in the Calgary area. Read more

Mulching Techniques for Different Soil Types

Mulching Techniques for Different Soil Types

  Mulching is a simple yet powerful technique that can significantly enhance the health and productivity of your garden. You can use mulch products to suppress weeds and aid water retention. Soil Kings’ Parkland Premium Plus can also be used to regulate soil temperature. The mulching technique you use will differ depending on the type Read more

Tips for Installing and Maintaining Landscaping Rocks

Installing and Maintaining Landscaping Rocks

  Landscaping rocks are a popular choice for making an outdoor space more visually appealing. They come in various colours, shapes, and sizes and can be used to create a wide range of designs and styles. Plus they are very durable and require minimal maintenance compared to other landscaping materials. If you want to transform Read more

The Basics of Planting a Garden

The Basics of Planting a Garden

  Planting a garden can be a simple, rewarding and enjoyable experience with many health and environmental benefits. The best part is you don’t need a lot to get started. If you want to start gardening, we have some tips to help you make the most of your experience. In this blog post, we will Read more

Landscaping Rocks for a Low-Maintenance Garden

Landscaping Rocks for a Low-Maintenance Garden

Landscaping rocks are an excellent addition to any garden. They can improve the look of your outdoor space without requiring a lot of work. Their durability makes them a cost-effective option, plus they come in all shapes and sizes. Landscaping rocks are a popular choice for many reasons, but they are especially loved by those Read more

How to Apply Mulch to Maximize Plant Growth

Apply Mulch to Maximize Plant Growth

Mulch is an excellent tool for improving the health of your plants and the quality of your garden. Mulch is a layer of material applied to the soil surface around your plants. It serves as a covering to suppress weeds, conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature. As a bonus, mulch can be used to enhance Read more

Make your Landscaping Projects Easy with Soil Kings

Landscaping project of an outdoor garden

  Gardening season is a great time to take on some exciting landscaping projects. Landscaping projects require a lot of work, planning, and even more materials and can range from simple DIY projects to complex designs that require professional assistance. Whatever you choose, you can make your landscaping projects easy with Soil Kings. At Soil Read more

How to Choose the Right Type of Mulch

Close up of a person wearing gardening gloves after they chose the right type of mulch

  Adding mulch to your soil is an essential part of gardening and landscaping that involves placing a layer of material over the soil surface around plants. Mulching has many benefits including conserving moisture in the soil, regulating soil temperature, and improving soil structure and fertility. Mulch also helps to protect your plant roots from Read more

DIY Guide to Composting

Close up of persons hand doing a DIY Composting

  Composting is the superhero of waste management, turning your food scraps and yard waste into a powerful nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used to fertilize plants and gardens. By recycling biodegradable material, you create an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing materials like worms, sowbugs, and nematodes to work their magic. Read more