High Quality Topsoil For the Cowichan Valley
At Central Landscape Supplies Ltd. we offer a quality growing soil made from a screened and blended topsoil tailored for the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island's plant needs. The soil that Central Landscape Supplies uses is native soil ,with added composts, which lets you grow plants native to Vancouver Island.
Cowichan Valley (Duncan, Cobble Hill, and Mill Bay) residents enjoy warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters that create ideal growing conditions in a cool temperate climate when the right soils are used.
Southern Vancouver Island residents and professional landscapers attain excellent growing results with our natural native soils.
Our garden mix topsoil contains the vital nutrients and minerals for plant growth. The mixture is screened and blended to make a fertile environment for healthy gardens. We pride ourselves in providing top grade screened soil.
Sandy loam is a mixture of soil, sand and compost. Sandy loam is ideal for starting a lawn as it retains nutrients and holds appropriate moisture content while still allowing excess water to flow freely.
When seeding or restarting a lawn, be sure to use an appropriate fertilizer mixture. The addition of fertilizer provides the proper release of nutrients needed for accelerated growth in the Cowichan Valley.
The best way to keep your plants and lawn green and healthy is to apply compost occasionally. Composting is preferred to using chemical fertilizers for growing naturally strong plants and gardens.. Humus is organic matter that is decomposed and recycled to create a natural fertilizer and soil enhancer.
Creating quality compost is a multi-step process where material is shredded, moistened, and regularly turned to ensure proper aeration but still hold a high heat temperature to break down organic material and destroy un-sprouted weeds.
Top Dressing is good to apply after aeration to add nutrients and supplies food to the lawn and is fine screened for neat application.
Composted organic matter provides food for micro-organisms in the soil. These micro-organisms keep the soil healthy as they naturally condition the soil when they produce nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. These fertilizers have trace elements such as zinc, copper and boron. These are essential for plant growth.