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

Naturally Beautiful Mulches

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As the autumn remulching season continues, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about what makes the top quality, natural mulches here at Soil Kings so special. We offer a variety of aromatic, beautiful mulches, but two of our most popular varieties are our black premium mulch and our vivid red mulch.   All Read more

Protecting Your Landscaping Before Winter Hits

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Winter is coming, and that’s not a metaphor. In short order, any remaining leaves will fall and the blistering cold will howl through the streets spraying snow. But before that happens, it’s time to shift your yard into winter-mode. Thoughtful winterizing helps to protect your plants and other landscaping elements from the harsh cold while Read more

Best Uses for Washed Sand

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When it comes to landscaping, sand can be an incredibly important and versatile material, the importance of which cannot be underestimated. But what exactly are people using this material for?   3mm Washed Sand. Soil Kings’ finest sand is the right material for landscaping and exterior renovations. High quality, fine sand is necessary for bricklaying, Read more

How We Support Local Landscaping Companies

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Landscaping isn’t an easy job. It requires a lot of hard work, planning, and a ton of high quality materials. We can’t overstate how much we value the relationships we’ve built with various Calgary landscaping businesses and contractors over the last 10 years. Contractor clients are an integral part of Soil Kings’ continued success, and Read more

Improve Your Soil This Fall

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Come spring, most Calgarians want their plants to sprout and their lawn to green up as fast as possible. When desired plants establish themselves early in the season, they’re better prepared to compete against weeds and resist pests. One of the most important factors in helping your plants to thrive early is the soil.   Read more

Best Uses for Washed Rock

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At Soil Kings, you’ll find one of the widest selections of high end aggregates at an affordable cost. From staples, like lime stone and river rock, to the truly special aggregates, like purple sparkle rock and Alberta rainbow rock, stones are a fundamental tool in designing beautiful outdoor living spaces.   We often hear from Read more

Why Picking Up from Soil Kings Is So Easy

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At Soil Kings, we’ve always been proud of offering one of the best delivery options available for landscaping supplies in Calgary. We guarantee next day delivery for all online orders submitted before midnight (excluding Sunday and holidays), and we even do our best to accommodate contractors who require same day delivery.   The “Bag Guys” Read more

Autumn Landscaping Checklist

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Winter is coming, and with their yards about to go dormant for several long months, Calgarians are entering the prime time for preparing their lawn and landscaping for success come spring. The cool temperatures trigger grass and other plants to get ready for winter. Above ground growth slows, but root development remains strong as long Read more

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