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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

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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

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

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

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

How to Choose the Right Type of Mulch

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  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

Why You Should Top Off Your Mulch Before Winter

Top Off Mulch Before Winter

Winter is often the end of the gardening season as we know it. Unless you’re planting snowmen, snow is the usual indicator that it is time to pack up your gardening tools and start making plans for next spring’s gardening season. However, before you begin drafting strategies for next year’s outdoor oasis, there are some Read more

Keep Your Garden Healthy With Mulch

Keep Your Garden Healthy

Every garden needs good security — not only that — but also guaranteed protection and the means to thrive. Mulch can help keep your garden healthy!   That’s why our mulch products are built with one thing in mind, and that’s making sure your garden is protected from the elements, while also keeping soil temperatures Read more

Your Guide for Different Soil Types

Guide to Different Soil Types

Every landscaping project comes with its own set of requirements, and the tools that make one task exceed expectations may not be the same for another. It’s important to recognize this as we move into spring, as new and ambitious landscaping endeavours are beginning to take shape. That’s why it’s important to know the right Read more

Manage Your Soil Conditions with Mulches

Manage your soil conditions with mulch

It is one of those interesting points that come about as you begin your gardening journey: that is, of course, how your soil is much more important to the health of your plants and garden than you might think. It’s in the same realm as plants growing out of the air because they capture and Read more

All About Aggregates

Landscaping Aggregates

Aggregates provide many unique benefits and uses to gardeners and landscapers alike. When properly placed, they can be awe-inspiring and simply amazing to look at. These crushed and uniform rocks are not only for looks; as a matter of fact, they also make awesome building materials and astounding pathways. Below, we talk all about landscaping Read more

Can You Store Mulch Over the Winter?

Store Mulch Over Winter

When it comes to mulch, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. While you’ll want to re-mulch in autumn and offer your beds and trees a liberal layer of fresh mulch, you don’t really want more than 3 or 4 inches. As the layer of mulch gets too thick, it can make Read more

What to Do in Your Edible Garden After the Summer Harvest

Edible Garden

We put a lot of time into our gardens to ensure the best results. Even those of us with a seeming knack for growing plants still have to attend to the many rigours and tasks involved in getting ripe and delicious fruits and vegetables. Preparing feels like way more than half the battle. But, the Read more

Mulching Tips and Tricks Every Gardener Should Know

Mulching Tips and Tricks

Mulching your garden is a great way to increase nutrient density and provide a beautiful aesthetic to your landscaping. With the proper combination of stonework, landscaping and mulch, your garden can become a veritable oasis. Still, using mulch is not necessarily a simple process, so it is best to come prepared for the activity with Read more

Choosing the Right Mulch for Your Garden

Mulch for your Garden

The right mulch for your garden should do more than “feel” right. It should provide you with clear and hidden benefits, look amazing and be an all-around excellent choice. These might seem like lofty goals, but as many experienced gardeners are already aware, it is not only possible but easily achievable. Still, it isn’t enough Read more

How to Mulch Your Garden

How to Mulch Your Garden

Keeping an immaculate garden can be a wonderful way to improve the look of your yard or business. Still, it is not always considered easy when all is said and done. There is a fair amount of upkeep that comes with gardening, from planting and monitoring your plants to creating garden beds, hefting soil and 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

Top 3 Modern Landscaping Ideas for This Spring

op 3 Modern Landscaping Ideas for This Spring - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supply Calgary

The doors are open at Soil Kings, and we couldn’t be more excited to jump into another year landscaping. For over a decade, we’ve prided ourselves on supplying the best landscaping materials to Calgary homeowners and commercial landscapers, and we have every intention of continuing to support Calgary’s growing love of landscaping as homeowners across Read more

Benefits of Topdressing Your Lawn

Benefits of Topdressing Your Lawn - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supply Calgary

Topdressing originated among golf courses as a way to help keep their vast lawns lush and beautiful. But in recent years, topdressing has becoming increasingly more popular with homeowners to help their grass thrive in our harsh Calgary climate. Topdressing is a great alternative to chemical lawn care, and works best following aeration and overseeding. Read more

Using Landscape Fabric

Using Landscape Fabric - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Products Calgary

When it comes to controlling weeds and providing stability to hardscaping and aggregates there are few tools as versatile and effective as landscaping fabric. Landscape fabrics come in a variety of sizes and materials; they inhibit weed growth by effectively limiting both sun exposure and root growth in areas where plants are undesired. Here are Read more

Screened Loam vs KINGS Premium Garden Mix

Screened Loam vs KINGS Premium Garden Mix - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

If you’re in the market for soil, you’ve probably noticed that at Soil Kings, there is a wide selection of different soil products available at a variety of budget points. Because of this, we often have folks asking which soil is the best. Of course, best is subjective, and it really depends on your particular Read more

Have You Noticed These New Products?

Have You Noticed These New Products? - Soil Kings - Bulk Landscape Supplies Calgary

First introduced at the end of last year’s season, we’ve been pleased with how popular many of our newest products are. At Soil Kings, it’s our mission to offer Calgary landscapers and homeowners the best soils, mulches, and aggregates available in our area, which is why we’re always looking out for the newest, highest-quality materials Read more