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Good quality soil and mulch are important factors in the overall health and longevity of your garden. At Country Basket Garden Centre, we carry a wide variety of soil and mulch product to fit the needs of Niagara gardeners.

Soil & Mulch

Before planting your flowers, vegetables, trees or shrubs it is important to start with good quality soil.

Ideally, your garden will have crumbly, organically-rich soil which drains well and holds nutrients. Unfortunately, most of Niagara suffers from soil with too much clay in it.

While the clay soil conditions may be perfect for Niagara's wineries, they are often frustrating for Niagara's gardeners to work with. The good news is that you can improve your clay soil to make it easier to work with.

By adding peat, compost, manure or leaf clippings to your soil you will make your garden more hospitable to a wider range of plants.

Here at the Country Basket Garden Centre, we carry Triple Blend soil which consists of manure, peat and loam; all of which are ideal for improving your clay soil conditions.

Improving your clay soil will not happen overnight and you will need to supplement your soil each spring for a few years.

We Carry a Wide Range of Soils & Mulches

Most varieties will come in either 28.3L or 50L Bags - We do not carry Bulk Items

  • Triple Blend (Manure, Peat, Loam)
  • Potting Mix
  • Black Earth
  • Top Soil
  • Manure - Both Sheep & Cow
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
  • Bark - Both Mini & Large Nuggets
  • Natural & Coloured Mulches
  • Natural & Coloured Decorative Stones

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Soil & Mulch Tips

How to Control Grubs with Nematodes

For lawn enthusiasts, the white grub is public enemy #1! Luckily, you can fight off grubs naturally with beneficial nematodes, naturally occurring microscopic worms that prey on grubs.

How to Start Seeds Outdoors

While starting seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start on your garden, another options is to tuck them directly into the soil outdoors. Here are a few tips for planting seeds outside in your Niagara garden this year.

Read More Garden Guide Tips »

Did You Know?

  • To change the color of hydrangea blooms from pink to blue in the garden, add aluminium sulfate to the soil every two weeks, staring in early spring till flowering. To change hydrangeas from blue to pink, add powdered lime to the soil. White flowered hydrangeas are not affected by these treatments.
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Search our Garden Guide for more information, tips and ideas:

Type in a few descriptors (e.g., 'spring bulbs') here to find information and advice on caring for your Niagara garden.

Country Basket Garden Centre... one-stop shopping for Niagara gardeners.

Whatever you need, whether it's seeds, plants or information, our team of gardening experts is here for you!