All About Greely’s Topdressing Soil

The spring landscaping season is well underway and our Greely’s Topdressing Soil is being used by hundreds of  local homeowners and landscapers every week! Our most sought-after product year after year, we have been selling our trademarked topsoil blend for more than three decades. Not only is Greely’s Topdressing Soil a perfectly balanced triple-mix topsoil, it is also certified for organic growing, making it the perfect option for gardens and flowerbeds. Still on the fence about ordering Greely’s Topdressing Soil? Read on to find out more about this product; a consistent customer favourite!

Brent Pyper, founder of Greely Sand & Gravel, first developed the specific blend of ingredients used to make Greely’s Topdressing Soil. Growing up on a farm here in the Ottawa area, Brent spent much time in his youth working outside with his father. During this time, Brent developed a keen interest in soil and the unique properties that could be achieved when combining different ingredients. Just like his dad, Brent has always had a passion for gardening and delivering landscaping products to homeowners and landscapers. After nearly three years of adjusting the recipe, Brent landed on the perfect ratio of screened topsoil, black peat, and mushroom compost, and Greely’s Topdressing Soil was born.

Now, more than thirty years later, Greely’s Topdressing Soil has stood the test of time and continues to be a customer favourite, year after year. Rich in organics, this soil is perfect for topdressing your lawn and will help your grass flourish by supporting a strong root system and encouraging healthy growth. Customers who have used this soil in their vegetable gardens report bigger and tastier produce than when using regular screened topsoil or other blends. And now that Greely’s Topdressing Soil is also certified for organic growing by the CSI, a division of Seeds Canada, you can rest easy knowing that your fruits and vegetables are rooted in a soil that supports your overall goal of clean, healthy eating!

A common question we get about Greely’s Topdressing Soil is why we don’t guarantee a weed-free soil. While weed-free soil sounds great, it’s usually not that simple. Generally, soil that comes with a weed-free guarantee has been pasteurized and is available in only small quantities such as the 30L bags you find at the grocery store. In order to maximize our soil’s natural properties, we do not pasteurize our soil, or put it through any other type of treatment process. Additionally, our soil is screened and blended in a 500 acre pit, meaning that we can provide soil in large amounts when needed to both our residential and commercial customers.

Additionally, “weed-free” soil is sometimes sprayed with certain chemicals to kill any weed seeds that may be in the soil. This type of process would invalidate our organic certification, and in addition to eradicating weed seeds, can also diminish the natural organic matter that makes our soil so beneficial for grass, plants, and flowers. Instead, we offer less intrusive methods of discouraging weed growth that can work in harmony with the other elements of your garden or flowerbed such as our top quality weed barrier fabrics and our vibrant array of mulches. For more information on how to naturally prevent weed growth, please give our office a call - we would be happy to help!

If today is the day you have decided to give your garden or lawn an extra boost, you can’t go wrong with Greely’s Topdressing Soil. As with most of our products, Greely’s Topdressing Soil is available for pick up at either of our conveniently located landscape depots, or for delivery by dump truck load, or in one of our Greely Gardening Bags - available in three sizes! Want to learn more? Visit our online store or give us a call today at 613-821-3003.