Screened Topsoil | Loam | Black Dirt

$9.50

Yeah, it's dirt.

And it's our most popular product. No clay, no rocks, just natural soil from Edmonton. It's the foundation of a thriving landscape. Used in final grading, gardens, and good old mud fights. And because we strive to be honest and transparent, we provide a soil analysis with each delivery. So you'll know what your landscape is built on.

    • Screened and broken down.
    • Free of debris, rocks or excess clay.
    • 100% natural with no additives. 

A soil analysis is regularly used in agriculture. It's a simple way of getting an overview of the soil quality.

Understanding your soil analysis results.pdf

What you get.

  • Client information
  • Date the sample was received
  • Nutrient Analysis
  • Soil quality
  • Fertilizer recommendations

Nutrient Analysis

  • Measurements of the nutrients (ppm)
  • Nutrients are given a grade of one of the following | Excess | Adequate | Marginal | Deficient |.
  • Deficient soils will likely see the most improvement in yield by adding the specific nutrient.

Soil Quality

  • Organic matter - Darker soils have more (that's a good thing).
  • CEC (cation exchange capacity) is the ability of soil to hold positively charged nutrients | Calcium | Magnesium | Potassium | Sodium | Hydrogen | Aluminum | Organic matter is high in CEC
  • Soil Texture - a combination of | Sand | Silt | Clay | the soil texture effects water holding capacity. A higher capacity requires less watering.
  • Salinity refers to salt levels. High levels can hinder plant growth.
  • pH - | Acidic | Neutral | Alkaline | the closer to neutral the easier for plants to absorb nutrients.

Fertilizer Recommendations

  • Based on seasonal rainfall.
  • Recommended steps for a good yield of crops.
  • Not always cost-effective solutions.

As this is a natural product, there may be traces of weed seeds within the soil; it is not a guaranteed weed-free product. Although it is screened, weed seeds cannot be removed in the screening process along with other small unwanted ingredients. For truly weed-free soil you need to bake it in an oven, then re-introduce the microorganisms lost in the heating process as well as nutrients removed by the evaporation.