Which Decorative Rock Suits Your Property’s Style?

Which Decorative Rock Suits Your Property's Style? - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscaping Supplies - Featured Image

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

Different Ways You Can Incorporate Landscaping Rocks into Your Design - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscaping Supplies - Featured Image

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

What Type of Mulch Should I Use When Planting New Trees in My Yard - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscaping Products - Featured Image

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!

Landscaping Bylaws You Should be Aware Of! - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscaping Supplies - Featured Image

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

Improve Your Soil This Fall - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscaping Supplies Calgary - Featured Image

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

Forward Mulch!

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When Calgary landscapers and homeowners think about mulch, it’s usually in reference to spring time. But lately, we’ve been getting more and more orders for mulch in fall. Obviously, we think this is great news, but here are a few reasons you might also want to place an order for one of Soil King’s organic Read more

Where to Use Different Aggregate Sizes

Where to Use Different Aggregate Sizeshy Choose Soil Kings? - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary - Featured Image

At Soil Kings, you’ll find a huge range of different aggregates. That’s no surprise. As a premier supplier of landscape materials, you’d expect to find stones in many colours — like purple sparkle rock, limestone, rundle rock, and Alberta rainbow rock, but what surprises many homeowners is how many different sizes of each rock type Read more

Why Choose Soil Kings?

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When it comes to choosing the best landscaping supply company in Calgary and area, there’s no one better than Soil Kings. We’re a small, local business that’s been serving Calgary landscapers and homeowners for over 10 years. Here are just a few of the reasons that we’re proud to say that we’re the best — Read more

Bring in a Landscaping Company for Your Yard

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Alberta is home to go-getters who are always ready to take on the next big challenge. Albertans charge into each new challenge as it comes, and we come out on top. But with large-scale projects, like designing and actualizing a newly landscaped yard, it often makes more sense to work with a professional who can Read more

When to Use Topsoil vs Garden Mix

When to Use Topsoil vs Garden Mix - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

One question we hear a lot from both homeowners and landscapers who are just getting started in the business is: should I use screened topsoil or a garden mix? This is a really good question, and there isn’t an obvious answer — which is probably why so many people ask. To get started, it’s a Read more

Why Worm Castings Are Nature’s Perfect Plant Food

Why Worm Castings Are Nature's Perfect Plant Food - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

Many types of Earthworms (such as Red Wigglers) and plants evolved together in perfect symbiosis. Earthworms are adapted to eating decaying organic matter. As plants grow and stems, leaves, roots, and other plant tissues are shed, they mix into the soil, where the worms thrive on a steady diet of decomposing foliage. In turn, the Read more

Using Decorative Rock

Using Decorative Rock - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

Calgary’s climate isn’t super conducive to the lawn grass that most homeowners try to grow. Perhaps this is why so many lawns in Calgary are often a dormant, yellow-brown as July ends and August begins. Calgarians who are tired of fighting mother nature have turned to landscapers to create beautiful, low maintenance yards using a Read more

Garden Mix or Aged Compost?

Garden Mix or Aged Compost? - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

As you work on your client’s yard to craft lush flower beds, beautiful gardens, and a healthy lawn, you’ll need an affordable and dependable source of top notch soil. Whether you decide to purchase high quality soil amendments and work with the dirt your client already has or start from scratch is going to depend Read more

Why You Should Choose Bulk Over Bagged

Why You Should Choose Bulk Over Bagged - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

When it comes to having your soil delivered, there are two options: bulk or bagged. In general, if you choose bulk products, you’ll pay for your soil, mulch, and aggregates separately from the delivery cost. If you choose bagged, the Bag Guys “include” the cost of delivery in the cost of each bag. The problem Read more

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