Soil Types and Uses


 

Soil is one of the most important components of a gardening project. Whether you are reseeding a lawn, building new flower beds or repotting an established houseplant, using the proper soil is essential. At Holland Park, we have a soil for every project. Not sure which soil to use? Speak with one of our knowledgeable staff who will recommend a type of soil and quantity required for you project.


Garden Soils

Garden Soil - 25L *Available in Pick Up Area

Our most basic soil, Garden Soil is akin to "top" or "black" soil. It is a plain soil with composted manure added for basic nutrients. This soil is ideal for filling in holes or levelling a lawn or garden bed.  

 

Price: $3.99 per bag

Price Break: $3.49 for 3 bags or more

 

 

   

 

Tri- Mix Soil - 25L *Available in Pick Up Area

Full of great nutrients to promote growth, Tri-Mix is our #1 soil. An even mixture of peat moss, manure and Garden Soil, Tri-Mix is perfect for seeding a lawn, rejuvenating garden beds and pots, placing underneath sod and planting new plants. Every time you water, the tiny beads of slow release fertilizer give your plants or lawn a burst of nutrients.

 

Price: $4.49 per bag

Price Break: $3.99 for 3 bags or more

 

 


Container Soils

   

Premium Potting Soil - 25L *Available in-store and Pick Up Area

Black Earth mixed with sphagnum peat moss and micro nutrients, Potting Soil is great as an all purpose indoor soil for pots. The addition of perlite is key in allowing moisture and oxygen to flow freely to the roots, while keeping the pot light in weight. 

 

Price: $6.99 per bag

Price Break: $5.99 per bag for 2 bags or more

 

 

Patio Planter Soil - 25L *Available in-store and Pick Up Area

Black earth combined with coconut husk fibre to assist with moisture retention, Patio Planter Soil is best used in outdoor pots. Sphagnum peat moss and composted manure contribute nutrients, allowing for better growth. 

 

Price: $6.99 per bag

Price Break: $5.99 per bag for 2 bags or more

 

 

Specialty Soils - Large

Germinating Mix - 3.8 Cu. Ft. Compressed *Available in Pick Up Area

This soilless mix contains peat, fine perlite, limestone, gypsum and nutrient additives to aid in the growth of flower and vegetable seeds, bulbs and root propagation. Be sure to thoroughly wet and drain the mixture before planting. 

 

Price: $39.99 per bag

 

 

 

Viva Lawn Mix - 42L *Available in Pick Up Area

Specially formulated to repair damaged lawns, our Viva Lawn Mix provides the ideal germination ingredients to show results in 5 days. This soil can also be used to top dress your lawn, creating a thicker lawn due to added nutrients such as compost and quick release natural fertilizer. 

 

Price: $7.99 per bag

 

 

 


Specialty Soils - Small

 

Orchid General Mix *Available in-store only

 

Each Orchid likes its own special mix of bark and additives such as charcoal and moss. Our General Mix is suitable for Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Oncidium, Zygopetalum and the most common orchid, Phalaenopsis. With a blend of Fir bark, coarse perlite, charcoal and chunky moss, this mix provides the perfect environment for adequate moisture retention and airation.

 

Orchids planted in bark-based mixes are recommended to be repotted every 18-24 months. Bark decomposes over time and, as the chunks break down, the roots receive less air and start to 'choke'. 

 

Price: $8.99 per bag

 

 

 

Orchid Odontoglussium Mix- 3L *Available in-store only

 

The Odontoglussium Mix is recommended for orchids with smaller roots such as Odontoglussium Alliance, Paphiopedilum and Oncidium hybrids. This mix contains fine and medium grade fir bark, charcoal and coarse perlite.

 

Orchids planted in bark-based mixes are recommended to be repotted every 18-24 months. Bark decomposes over time and, as the chunks break down, the roots receive less air and start to 'choke'. 

 

Price: $8.99 per bag

 

 

 

Orchid Medium Fir Bark Mix- 3L * Available in-store only

 

The Medium Fir Mix can be added to perlite, peat or sphagnum mosses to create your own orchid mix or to boost existing media. 

 

Orchids planted in bark-based mixes are recommended to be repotted every 18-24 months. Bark decomposes over time and, as the chunks break down, the roots receive less air and start to 'choke'. 

 

Price: $8.99 per bag

 

 

African Violet Soil- 9L *Available in-store only

 

African Violets are delicate and can be tricky to grow. We always recommend using a plant specific soil for tricky plants that have special requirements. Since Violets like to come dry between waterings, this light soil featuring two different peats as well as perlite, allows for ample drainage. 

 

Here is a hint, always water your African Violets from the bottom. Place your violets in a plate or saucer with about 1cm of water. Allow the plant to soak up as much water as possible over an hour then remove any extra water from the saucer. This helps to avoid the issue of leaf rot.  

 

Price: $4.99 per bag

 

 

 

Cactus & Succulent Soil - 9L *Available in-store only

 

Cacti and Succulents require specific soil due to their need to remain dry. Our Cactus and Succulent mix is specially formulated to allow for proper drainage and minimal moisture retention. The Canadian Peat helps the sand to stay airy and slow release organic fertilizers provide gradual nutrients. 

 

Price: $4.99 per bag

 

 

 

Organic Seed Starting Mix - 9L *Available in-store only

 

Perfect for germinating flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs and root cuttings, this soilless mix is composed of Canadian sphagnum moss, peat humus, coco fibre for water retention, perlite for airation and organic fertilizers. 

 

Price: $6.99 per bag

 

 

Large Quantity Soils

Maxi Bag Soil - 1 or 1.5 Cubic Yard *Available for delivery only

All the soil without the mess, the Maxi Bags are filled with Tri-Mix and are for delivery only. Order a bag in person or over the phone, select the size, date and give a rough description of where you would like the bag to be placed. Available from the spring until fall only as the soil is frozen all other times. 

*Bags not returned for rebate

 

1 Cubic Yard Bag - $129.00 (includes Local Delivery)

1.5 Cubic Yard Bag - $159.00 (includes Local Delivery)

 

 


Soil Coverage Chart area in square feet

 

How Much Will It Cover?

25 litre Soil10 sq. ft. 1" deep
25 - 30 litre bags1 Cu. Yd. 
31 - 25 litre bags1 Cu. Yd. 

Soilless Mixes

Soilless mixes are usually light and airy which is perfect for starting new plants from seed, bulb or cuttings. A light mix allows for delicate new roots to flourish since they don't have too much resistance from heavy soil. Along with the Orchid mixes mentioned above, here are a few of the soilless mixes we offer. 

 

Coco Earth - 11L *Available in-store only

Made from coconut coir, this lightweight, biodegradeable renewable resource is great for starting seeds and bulbs. Compressed into an 11L block, just add 20 litres of water and you'll have 60 litres of coco earth! Better yet, dissolve any water soluble fertilizer into the water before you hydrate the block and you won't ahve to worry about fertilizing!

 

Price: $14.99 per bag

 

Germinating Mix - 3.8 Cu. Ft. Compressed *Available in Pick Up Area

This soilless mix contains peat, fine perlite, limestone, gypsum and nutrient additives to aid in the growth of flower and vegetable seeds, bulbs and root propagation. Be sure to thoroughly wet and drain the mixture before planting. 

 

Price: $39.99 per bag

 

 

Organic Seed Starting Mix - 9L *Available in-store only

 

Perfect for germinating flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs and root cuttings, this soilless mix is composed of Canadian sphagnum moss, peat humus, coco fibre for water retention, perlite for airation and organic fertilizers. 

 

Price: $6.99 per bag

 


Soil Additives

Perlite - 9L & 4 Cu. Ft *Available in-store only

Perlite is a great soil additive to create a porous mix. It allows for better aeration and drainage while also offering some moisture retention. For indoor purposes, add Perlite to soils when planting succulents, cactus, tropicals as well as vegetables and herbs.  

 

Prices: 9L - $8.99

         4 Cu. Ft - $34.99

 

 

Vermiculite - 5L & 4 Cu. Ft. *Available in-store only

Vermiculite is a sterile additive used to improve water retention. It can also be used to hold nutrients for roots, making it a great media for seedlings and cuttings. Create your own potting soil mix by combining one part Vermiculite, one part Peat Moss and one part compost.

 

Prices: 5L - $2.49

         4 Cu. Ft - $49.99

 

 

Sphagnum Peat Moss - 1.1, 2.2 & 3.8 Cu. Ft. Compressed *Available in Pick- Up Area

Peat Moss is a natural and organic soil conditioner. If you have sandy soil, mix in peat moss to create better drainage with proper moisture retention. It also helps to lighten any heavy soil. This organic additive is great for lawn, flower, vegetable and planter projects!

 

Price: 1 cu. ft. - $6.99

        3.8 cu. ft - $12.99

  

Composted Manure - 30L *Available in Pick Up Area

Our manure is a mixture of sheep and cattle, providing the best of both products. Ideal for adding nutrients to any flower and vegetable gardens, the manure is composted to avoid any possible burning.  

 

Price: $4.99 per bag

 

Play Sand - 18Kg *Available in Pick Up Area

Do you have a clay-based soil? Mix the soil with sand to allow for better drainage. Sand is also added into a peat moss mixture to create an ideal cactus and succulent soil. 

 

Price: $4.99 per bag