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Make Sure Your Perennials Are Ready for Next Year

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If you haven’t already heard the bad news, they’re predicting a frigid winter with lots of snow in much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. With the prairie provinces about to be blasted with cold, it’s no surprise that we’re hearing from many homeowners asking what landscaping supplies they need to protect their perennials from the Read more

Best Purposes for Mulch

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We can’t say enough good things about mulch. While aggregates can also be used to control weeds (and they’re also great for draining water away from around the house), there are some jobs where mulch is simply the right tool for the job. Here are just a few of the places where mulch performs best. Read more

Setting Up a Good Dog Run — What Aggregates to Use and Why

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Dogs are the best but at some point, even the most enthusiastic dog owner gets sick and tired of cleaning up dog poop from all corners of the yard. The solution? An easy to clean dog run which keeps all the poop in one place, so you can enjoy your yard again.   How Large? Read more

Fall Landscaping Chores to Remember this Fall

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Autumn is short in Calgary, but it’s on its way, which means there’s a lot of fall cleaning to get done in a short amount of time. While some chores, like raking up the dead leaves and picking up any rotten apples stay top of mind, other important autumn chores tend to get forgotten in Read more

Any Old Dirt Won’t Do — Why to Buy High-Quality Soil for Landscaping

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Established Calgary landscapers know the worth of good dirt and how it helps their clients’ plants thrive for years, leaving a trail of happy customers to spread word of mouth reviews. But for new landscapers or homeowners who are just starting to dabble into personal landscaping, buying cheap dirt seems like an obvious way to Read more

Mulch vs. Decorative Rock for Landscaping Design

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When it comes to adding a finishing flourish to your landscaping, mulch and aggregates are both obvious options. They both bring vivid colours and interesting textures to your landscaping. They both help to insulate soil from wind and reduce temperature fluctuations, and (with sufficient depth) they both prevent weeds from growing. So how does a Read more

Keeping Your Soil Healthy

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It’s easy to look at dirt as something dead and in infinite supply. But good topsoil is a living material. It’s full of living microorganisms, insects, worms, organic material, and more which all work symbiotically to create an excellent growing medium for plants. And just like all living things need to be fed, watered, and Read more

Common Landscaping Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

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At Soil Kings were proud of the relationships we’ve fostered with professional Calgary landscapers. From our same day pick up and delivery to our special pricing for local landscapers, we do our best to provide landscaping contractors in the Calgary area with the very best landscaping products and customer service. So it’s not surprising that Read more

When to Use Garden Mix vs. Compost

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With so many Albertans at home, it’s no wonder that many Canadians are venturing into gardening for the first time. A common question we hear from these new gardeners is: what exactly is the difference between garden mix and compost — and (more to the point) when do you use one instead of the other? Read more

3 Tips for Summer Yard Improvement

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Alberta may be reopening, but many Calgarians are still making the smart move to work from home and spend much of their leisure time in and around their own house. This is why we’re not surprised that we keep hearing from Calgarians who want to know how they can help their yard thrive this summer. Read more

Increasing Property Value with the Right Landscaping Materials

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One question we hear a lot is: can landscaping improve your property value? Absolutely! In fact, landscaping is unique in that it immediately increases your property value, but that value added can continue to grow as long as the landscaping is maintained. Take planting trees for example. Young trees are great, but mature trees are Read more

What Constitutes Good Soil?

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It’s easy to underestimate just how complex dirt is. After all, it’s everywhere. But what allows some soil to produce beautiful vineyards while other dirt is destitute of life? Well, in general, good soil is the result of good physical properties, good chemical properties, and good biological properties all coming together. If you’re missing any Read more

The Effectiveness of Tightly Screened Soil

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At Soil Kings we’re not shy about proudly telling Calgarians that we have the finest soil available in the city. While some of our competitors use ⅝” screens to remove debris, we go the extra step of screening all of our loam through an extra-fine ½” (or 12 mm) screen. This tighter screen means almost Read more

Keeping Your Garden Healthy During the Summer

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The climate in Calgary can make keeping a garden healthy all summer long more than a little challenging. We know that won’t stop anyone from trying — Albertans are up to any challenge. But while perseverance and grit will take you a long way, a little bit of knowledge can make the road to success Read more

Why We Maintain Strong Relationships with Local Contractors

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Landscaping projects take a lot of thought, planning, and hard work. They also take a lot of material. This is why at Soil Kings, we have always valued the relationships we’ve built with various landscaping contractors and businesses in Calgary and the surrounding area. We know that Alberta landscapers work hard to offer the best Read more

Protecting Your Soil from Extreme Weather Conditions

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Gardens and flower beds often have a significant amount of uncovered topsoil that is open to the elements. This makes sense because leaving the dirt exposed means that it’s easy to plant something new and see the weeds as they come up. However, uncovered topsoil is vulnerable to erosion, and it can absorb a lot Read more

Why Do We Offer So Many Different Types of Soil?

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One question we hear at Soil Kings surprisingly often is, why do we offer such a range of different types of soil? From our KINGS Premium Garden Mix on one end of the spectrum to unscreened, raw loam on the other, it’s true that you can pretty much find any type of soil product you’re Read more

Which Decorative Rock Suits Your Property’s Style?

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As with all decisions about which landscaping materials to choose for your property, which rocks will best complement your home and yard is going to depend a lot on what sort of design and style you’re trying to achieve. At the moment, minimalist and contemporary landscaping designs are the most popular and influential. But many Read more

Have You Started Top Dressing Your Lawn?

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For a long time, synthetic practices have ruled as the leading method for keeping lawns green and free of weeds. But as more and more Calgarians become interested in eco-friendly practices, we’ve seen a steep rise in organic lawn care and a return to more traditional practices. One of the best methods for ensuring your Read more

Using Clay Effectively

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Clay has always been a foundational material in culture. Humans used clay to create our first ceramics and build our first dirt-brick houses. Clay, along with sand and silt, is the main component of loam, so it has always been a readily accessible resource in much of the world. Today, clay continues to be important Read more

Different Ways You Can Incorporate Landscaping Rocks into Your Design

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While every element of your garden, from the flowers you grow to the towering trees, work together to create the overall feel of your yard, the stones you choose tend to have an exaggerated effect on the tone of your landscaping. Everything from their colour — warm purples and tans, bright whites, cool greys and Read more

What Type of Mulch Should I Use When Planting New Trees in My Yard

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Last week, we discussed a few of the bylaws surrounding how Calgarians can use their yards. One rule we mentioned was that Calgarians moving into new homes are required to plant trees. Many Calgarians have voiced their concern about not being able to keep trees alive. Using the right mulch can help.   Research out Read more

Landscaping Bylaws You Should be Aware Of!

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When it comes to what you can, can’t, and must do with your yard as a Calgarian, the city has quite a bit to say. From fines for weeds or long grass (over 15 cm / 6 inches) to fines for pruning or spraying the wrong tree, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Read more

Considering 2020 Landscaping Trends

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Every decade has its own unique flavour of landscaping trends and design choices which are fueled by the current economy, societal fears, and cultural perceptions of its time. Similarly, the importance of environmentalism and maintaining native ecosystems have also experienced a mental boom. Calgarians are more interested than ever in growing organic produce in their Read more

Why Soil Kings is Easy to Order From During COVID-19

With the coronavirus running rampant, it can feel like the entire city is stuck on lock down. Which is why we want to remind Calgarians that, while the Garden Show (and everything else) may have been cancelled, the great outdoors hasn’t been. You still can—and should—spend time outside in your own yard. After all, you Read more

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