Seeding & Sodding in the Fall

As we come to the end of this remarkably warm Fall season, you may be wondering if you still have time to work on your lawn before the snow flies. In fact, Fall can be a great time to seed, sod, or overseed your property, to ensure that your grass is strong, healthy, and lush come Springtime!

Contrary to what you may think, cooler weather can actually be very beneficial when growing grass. Scorching hot summer temperatures can make it difficult for seeds to germinate. Additionally, your grass will require heavy and frequent watering in hotter weather, especially if you are trying to get fresh sod to take. When the temperatures drop a bit, grass requires less moisture, which will make your job easier, as less watering will be required!

While you may not be ready to tackle starting a whole new lawn from scratch, October can be a wonderful time to address any bare spots on your lawn and to overseed your grass. Throughout the summer months, your lawn can go through a lot of wear and tear, especially if it has endured a lot of hot weather. Take some time to walk around your property and identify any patches or areas that may require a little extra TLC.

For smaller areas, try adding some of our Greely Sand & Gravel Screened Topsoil to level the area. Then seed generously with one of our premium grass seeds. Water thoroughly and continue to water as needed throughout the following days and weeks. For larger areas, consider using a few rolls of sod on top of a solid base of Greely Sand & Gravel Screened Topsoil. Again, make sure to water thoroughly at installation and continue to water as needed.

If your grass seems to be thin in certain spots, it may be a good idea to overseed in those areas. Start by spreading a thin layer of Greely’s Topdressing Soil over the space you want to overseed. Once the soil has been gently raked through, sprinkle seed on top and water generously. Putting the work in during the fall months will help your lawn come back even more full and healthy in the Spring! Additionally, Greely’s Topdressing Soil is perfectly blended to provide your existing and new grass with the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Our convenient delivery of bulk or Greely’s Gardening Bag orders continues throughout the Fall season. Simply call our office or visit our online store to place an order for top quality soils, seed, even tool rentals! Everything you need to get the job done is available at Greely Sand & Gravel with convenient delivery options so that you can focus on the project at hand.

Call us today to get started on your Fall landscaping project. Our knowledgeable team is here to help!

Premium Bedding Stone

School is back in, the weather is cooling down, and summer activities are wrapping up for another year. Although landscaping may be the last thing on your mind during the Fall season, September can be a great time to put in some work around your property to make sure it is ready for you to enjoy in the Spring. Have you been dreaming about that perfect patio or new walking path? Maybe you need to replace or fix your driveway or walkway before the snow flies. If an interlock or patio stone project is on your to do list this Fall, you need to call Greely Sand & Gravel to make sure you have all the right products, just in time!

One of our more specialized products that can hugely impact the success of an interlock or patio stone project is our Premium Bedding Stone. Premium Bedding Stone, also known as High Performance Bedding, is similar to gravel except that it is made up of tiny, angular pieces. The shape of the stones allows them to fit together well, creating an excellent base for patio stone or interlock bricks. Premium Bedding Stone is self-compacting, and is designed to resist shifting when weight is placed on it, making it stable and secure. In areas where water may accumulate, Premium Bedding Stone also provides excellent drainage.

When using Premium Bedding Stone as your base for an interlock or patio stone project, you will not need crushed stone or stone dust. Simply excavate the area, add landscape edging around the perimeter, and fill the space with a layer of Premium Bedding Stone. We generally recommend a depth of approximately 4” – 6” for your layer of Premium Bedding Stone.

If you haven’t yet selected your patio stones, we are pleased to offer a variety of options here at Greely Sand & Gravel. Our large patio stones are popular with our customers as they are quick and easy to install and add a timeless, functional feature to your property. We also have several more unique options such as our “Big Foot” and “Paw Print” stones which are perfect for a fun walking path. Whether you are looking for something classic and functional or want to add a whimsical feature to your lawn, Greely Sand & Gravel has patio stones to fit your vision. Come and see them at our landscape depot in Greely or in our online store!

Along with your patio stones and Premium Bedding Stone, don’t forget to add some other essential products that will give your project a completed look. We supply top quality landscape edging which will keep your lines clean and distinct and help prevent your stones from shifting after installation. If you are doing a project involving interlock stone, you will want to pick up a bag or two of our Polymeric Sand. Available in grey, beige, white, and black, Polymeric Sand seals the gaps between the individual stones. Once you have set all your stones in place, simply pour the Polymeric Sand on top and sweep it into all the spaces between the stones. A quick sprinkle of water from the hose and your Polymeric Sand will set – finishing off your interlock project.

For more information regarding our Premium Bedding Stone, pavers, patio stones, landscape edging, Polymeric Sand, and more, visit our online store today! We are also open and ready to assist you five days a week at our two conveniently located landscape depots. Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean it is too late to make your landscaping dream a reality this year!

Riverwash Stone

A time-tested classic, Riverwash Stone continues to be one of Greely Sand & Gravel’s most popular products, year after year! This stone is both durable and beautiful and can be used in so many different applications around your property. From creating a sturdy walking path, to outlining your pool, to providing excellent drainage, Riverwash Stone serves so many different purposes, all while looking attractive and requiring little maintenance.

Greely Sand & Gravel’s Riverwash Stone is locally sourced from the Ottawa Valley. The stones are carefully cleaned and sorted according to size. Depending on the specific area where the stones are collected, there can be variation in shape and colour – part of what makes this product unique and versatile! While it may look dusty and grey on a hot and dry day, rinsing off your Riverwash Stone with a hose will bring out its vibrant colours. From tones of red and pink to blues, greys, and whites, Riverwash Stone is a truly stunning assortment of stones that mesh together to create a clean, eye-catching element in your landscaping.

When it comes to sizing, Greely Sand & Gravel offers five different stone sizes to fit every project:

  • ⅜” – ⅝”
  • ¾” – 1 ½”
  • ⅞” – 1”
  • 1 ½” – 2”
  • 2” – 5”

To create a walking path or a base for a patio, you generally will want to choose a smaller stone size to provide more stability. If your project involves making a border around a pool, garden, or along the edge of your property, a bigger size of stone will help fill the space and create a strong visual effect. A medium sized stone can be a great option to allow for drainage in spots of your property that may encounter more rain and groundwater.

If you are looking for a bigger stone with a similar look to Riverwash Stone, be sure to check out our Ornamental Pond Stone. These larger stones have the same overall colour scheme as Riverwash Stone, but are perfect for use around or as a base for a pond or water feature. When used on the bottom of a pond, Ornamental Pond Stone provides a very natural look, especially as the water and sunlight highlight the colour and variety of the stones.

It can be difficult to know exactly what size of stone would work well for a specific landscaping project. Some properties may even require multiple sizes of Riverwash Stone for different areas and purposes. If you are still unsure about which size of Riverwash Stone you need, stop by one of our two landscape depots to see the product for yourself! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you. And remember, the stones always look more vibrant when they have been given a good rinse!

Once you have decided on the size of stone you need, measure the length and width of the area you want to cover, in order to determine how much of the product you will need. For Riverwash Stone, we recommend a depth of at least 3” for the smaller stone sizes and at least 8” for the larger stone sizes, in order to ensure good coverage. Use our handy Cubic Yard Calculator on our online store to figure out how many cubic yards you will need. Riverwash Stone is available for delivery in bulk loads by dump truck, or in our convenient Greely Gardening Bags – now available in three sizes! When placing your order, don’t forget to add some of our Pro Silver Plus weed barrier fabric to keep weeds and grass from growing up through your Riverwash Stone.

Still have questions? Visit our online store now to learn more about our products and delivery options or pick up the phone and give us a call today at 613-821-3003.

Playground Products

Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, daycare operator, or school administrator, when you need playground products, Greely Sand and Gravel is here for you. We pride ourselves on offering highly tested playground products that are safe, visually appealing, and most importantly, fun!

At Greely Sand and Gravel, we carry three products that have been specifically developed and approved for use under and around children’s playground areas. These are Playground Stone, Playground Sand, Adventure Playground Mulch.

While each option has its own benefits to offer, any of these three products would make a great base for your play area or playground.

Ottawa Playground Stone is a washed, clear round pea stone that is perfectly sized for children to walk and play on. This stone is impact-tested and meets safety standards set out by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Besides using it under and around a play structure, this stone is also a perfect option for creating a walking path or as the base for a rock garden.

Ottawa Playground Sand is also rigorously tested and meets safety standards set out by the City of Ottawa. This soft sand provides cushioning under swings, slides, and climbers, and is also a great option for sandboxes and sand tables. Wherever you use it, Ottawa Playground Sand is sure to be a popular option among children for playing, digging, and building.

Adventure Playground Mulch is composed of natural wood fiber that mats together well, creating a soft and cushioned surface, perfect for play. One of the major benefits of Adventure Playground Mulch is that it makes your play area accessible for people requiring assistive equipment such as walkers or wheelchairs. Greely Sand and Gravel’s Adventure Playground is certified for safe and accessible playground use by IPEMA – the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association.

When it comes to installing your playground product, we recommend a depth of at least 12”. This provides enough depth to allow for the products to compact and still provide sufficient cushioning, accessibility, and impact absorption. Additionally, if you are using Ottawa Playground Sand in your play area, a depth of 12” will allow plenty of room for digging and building with sand toys. To prevent weed growth, we strongly recommend using a weed barrier fabric below your playground product. Check out our online store to see some of our top quality options such as our Pro Silver Plus.

An added benefit of all three of our play products is their visual appeal. From clean, soft Ottawa Playground Sand, to the beautiful colours in our Ottawa Playground Stone (Tip: Rinse the stone down with a hose to bring out the vibrant shades), to the neutral wood tones of Adventure Playground Mulch, you will never need to compromise on aesthetics to find the perfect product for your play area.

Still have questions or want to see our playground products for yourself? Stop by one of our two conveniently located landscaping depots where our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. Or, visit our online store today to learn more about these safe, accessible, and fun playground products!

Decorative Stone & Decorative Sand

Are you looking to add some visual pop to your property? Maybe your landscaping needs a refresh? There are so many options when it comes to adding colour, texture, and aesthetic elements to your gardens, lawn, and yard! Whether it’s accenting your pool, topping up the sand on your waterfront, or creating a beautiful stone path to your patio, Greely Sand & Gravel has the products to make your landscaping dreams a reality.

In addition to gravel and stone dust, we have a variety of beautiful decorative stones that can be used to create paths, borders, decorative features, or to provide drainage where needed. If you are looking for a classic riverstone, Greely Sand & Gravel is pleased to offer our customers five different sizes of high quality riverstone. Choose a smaller stone size to create a walking path or a bigger stone size for a border along your property or around your pool. Decorative stone is also an excellent and low maintenance option for shady areas on your property where grass may struggle to thrive.

Looking for something a bit more unique than riverstone? Our high-end decorative stone include red and black granite, brown marble, and white stone are stunning, timeless options, sure to be eye-catching! No matter which decorative stone option you choose, we strongly recommend using one of our weed barrier fabrics underneath your stone, to prevent weeds from growing up from the ground below. Additionally, using a weed barrier will keep your decorative stone from mixing with the soil and grass, preserving those nice clean edges! Remember to add a thick enough layer of stone (at least 3” depending on stone size) to fully cover the weed barrier fabric.

If your property has a waterfront, children’s play area, or another landscaping feature where sand is required, we have you covered with several of the most sought after types of sand available on the market. After many customer requests, we are now offering a specialty decorative sand, White Bunker Sand. This decorative sand is sourced all the way from Haliburton, Ontario and has a velvety soft texture paired with a vibrant aesthetic appeal. Perfect for beaches and waterfronts, White Bunker Sand is easy to rake, is firm enough to walk on comfortably, and provides quick and effective drainage.

Greely Sand & Gravel is also pleased to be able to provide our customers with Ottawa Playground Sand, a great choice for your family sandbox, outdoor play area or a beach. Meeting rigorous safety standards, this sand is safe for your children and offers hours of fun! As with our decorative stone, we strongly recommend placing a weed barrier below your sand to prevent weed growth.

Still unsure about what type of stone or sand is right for you? Interested in learning more about how you can have decorative stone or decorative sand delivered to your home? Give our team a call at 613-821-3003 to learn more about all our decorative products and our convenient delivery options. Our online store also offers lots of helpful information to get you started on planning your landscaping project. You can even pick up your desired product at our main site in Greely. Come visit us today!

Save Money with Split Load Delivery

With record-high levels of inflation, it can often feel that everything is more expensive these days! We are all looking for ways to make our budgets stretch farther, perhaps even when it comes to purchasing landscaping materials! Here at Greely Sand & Gravel, we are committed to providing top quality products with convenience and value for our customers. One of the ways we help you save money on your landscaping is by offering split load delivery to customers ordering more than one product at a time to a single location. Read on to find out more about this helpful, convenient, and cost-effective service!

How Split Load Deliveries work

Most of our delivery trucks are equipped with a middle gate to allow for two products to be carried on the same truck, without being mixed together. This means that customers who require two products for a project can have them delivered at the same time, on the same truck. For example, if you are working on a new flowerbed, you may want to order Greely’s Topdressing Soil for the base of the flowerbed, and then one of our many varieties of mulch to add visual appeal and weed protection to the finished flowerbed. On a split load truck, both these products could be delivered to your property on the same day and at the same time. The best part? You will save on the delivery cost on the second product, as opposed to having them delivered separately!

Split loads deliveries can be accommodated in all three of our truck sizes. Once you have used our handy Cubic Yard Calculator on our online store product pages, you will know how much of each product you need for your project. Use the table below to figure out if a split load delivery would be the best option for you.

Single Axle Split Box: Front Back
Soils & Mulch 5 cubic yards 3 cubic yards
Stone, Riverstone, Sand 3 cubic yards 3 cubic yards
Tandem Axle Split Box: Front Back
Soils & Mulch 6 cubic yards 6 cubic yards
Stone, Riverstone, Sand 4 cubic yards 5 cubic yards
Triaxle Split Box: Front Back
Soils & Mulch 8 cubic yards 8 cubic yards
Stone, Riverstone, Sand 5 cubic yards 7 cubic yards

Note: All products are available as low as 1 cubic yard.

When ordering a split load delivery, you can be confident that the products are kept completely separate during transport and our drivers ensure that the truck beds are checked and cleaned between deliveries to minimize mixture of products. Once the truck arrives at your home, our skilled drivers will dump the product on the back first, and then pull the truck forward to dump the second product, creating two separate piles. Depending on the size and shape of your property, our drivers may be able to deliver the two different products to different areas if required for your project. Whatever the situation, our team members are committed to working with you to place your products where you need them whenever possible. Interested in placing a split load order? Give us a call today at 613-821-3003!

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.

What Makes Our Topdressing Soil Special?

Whether it’s your lawn, garden, or flowerbed, the best method for landscaping success is working from the ground up! When you ensure that you have top-quality soil, you give your plants and grass the best opportunity to grow taller and stronger right from the start. For more than four decades, the Pyper family has been mixing up our locally famous Topdressing Soil – the perfect blend for gardens, flowerbeds, and for topdressing your lawn. Read on to learn more about why our topsoil is the best option for your yard & garden projects!

Organic Topsoil

Greely’s Topdressing Soil is a triple mix, combining three essential ingredients in equal parts to achieve a balanced soil that yields fantastic results. Screened topsoil, the base ingredient of Greely’s Topdressing Soil, provides the structure for the final product. Next, we add locally sourced mushroom compost from Carleton Mushroom Farms. The naturally occurring nutrients in the compost act as a natural fertilizer for your grass and plants. The final ingredient in Greely’s Topdressing Soil is black peat – known for its water retention properties. Combined, these three ingredients create a perfect plant-growing environment, offering structure, nutrients, and prolonged moisture release.

Ottawa’s Favourite Topsoil

Another reason why Greely’s Topdressing Soil stands out is because it is approved for organic growing by the Centre for Systems Integration (CSI), a division of Seeds Canada. This means our soil undergoes regular and rigorous testing to ensure it meets CSI standards for organic growing. We also take care in our blending process to protect the purity and balance of our Greely’s Topdressing Soil. When you order this soil, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will always be getting the same high-quality product, month to month and year to year!

A Natural Fertilizer

While Greely’s Topdressing Soil is excellent for topdressing your lawn to prepare for overseeding or adding some extra nutrients to your existing grass, it is also a perfect choice for gardens and flowerbeds. Many gardening experts recommend adding compost to your vegetable gardens and flowerbeds as a natural fertilizer. When you use our Greely’s Topdressing Soil, you get all the benefits of these natural nutrients without buying a separate bag of compost and blending it yourself. You can rest easy knowing that your plants will have the nutrients they need right in your soil.

Topdressing Soil vs. Topsoil

As much as we love our Greely’s Topdressing Soil, there are certain projects where we recommend pure Screened Topsoil for the best results. If you are creating a base for a new lawn, whether seed or sod, you will get the best results by using Screened Topsoil, as it provides more structure than our fluffier Greely’s Topdressing Soil. To ensure that your new lawn still benefits from the moisture retention and nutrients in our Topdressing Soil, we recommend using it to topdress your lawn year after year to maintain a thick and luscious lawn.

Better Soil Makes Better Plants

If you’ve tried our Greely’s Topdressing Soil, you know why it is consistently an all-time customer favourite. If you haven’t yet had a chance, place an order today to get a Greely’s Gardening Bag or a bulk order of our time-tested Greely’s Topdressing Soil for your next landscaping project!

Getting Your Yard & Garden Supplies Delivered in Ottawa

Spring is here, and topsoil season is right around the corner! Our team here at Greely Sand & Gravel is working hard to screen, blend, and prepare our famous Greely’s Topdressing Soil – available soon for pick-up and delivery! Aside from our ever-popular Topdressing Soil, we have many other products rolling into our landscape depots, including a wide variety of mulch, decorative stone, gravel, sand, and accent boulders. If you have a landscaping project you plan to complete this year, don’t miss browsing our incredible variety of high-quality products. In addition to offering a wide range of product choices, Greely Sand & Gravel is well known for offering convenient and innovative delivery methods to ensure our customers get exactly what they need, when and where they need it! Read on to learn more about our delivery options and to find out which one might be right for you.

Greely’s Gardening Bags

Looking for a smaller amount of product to install over a longer period of time or in a difficult-to-access area of your property? If so, our clean and convenient Greely Gardening Bags might be a perfect option for your project! Our Gardening Bags come in three sizes:

  • 1 cubic yard
  • ½ cubic yard
  • ¼ cubic yard

Use our quick and helpful cubic yard calculator (found on all our product pages on our website) to determine how much product you need to cover your selected area. For smaller areas, our Gardening Bags help ensure you aren’t left with a lot of excess product once your project is complete. The ¼ cubic yard bag is also perfect for getting enough soil delivered to fill planters, pots, and window boxes without having to haul several grocery store-size bags yourself.

Our Greely Gardening Bags can be filled with nearly any of our products, so if you need stone or mulch in addition to soil, you can easily order a bag of each and have them all delivered at the same time with no extra delivery charge. In fact, we even offer a multi-bag discount when you have two or more Greely Gardening Bags delivered at the same time!

Greely Gardening Bags are delivered using a special forklift, meaning that they are much easier to place close to your project area. If you are having more than one bag delivered, our drivers can work with you to place each bag in the location the product is needed. Remember, if you won’t be home at the time of delivery, please clearly mark where you want your bags placed!

Bulk Load Delivery

In a bulk load delivery, the product is dumped loose onto your driveway or yard. For projects requiring multiple cubic yards of a product, bulk load delivery by dump truck is more cost-effective than individual bags. We can deliver anywhere from one to 22 cubic yards of soil or mulch and up to 16 cubic yards of stone for the same delivery cost. Our split-load trucks can even allow you to order two products of smaller quantities in bulk and have them delivered on the same truck, saving even more on your delivery cost.

We recommend placing a heavy-duty tarp on the spot where you would like your product placed. This will indicate to the driver where you would like your products dumped and help keep them contained, making it easier to clean up when the project is complete.

Get Your Garden Products Delivered Today

Greely Gardening Bags and bulk load deliveries can be ordered through our online store or by calling our office at 613-821-3003. We are also happy to answer questions over the telephone about our delivery options if you are still unsure which option would work best for your project and property.

Whichever delivery option you choose, you can rest assured that you will receive top-quality products with excellent customer service. At Greely Sand & Gravel, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with an array of top-tier landscaping products delivered quickly and conveniently!

Ordering FAQs

As we inch closer to warmer weather and the spring season, we want to make sure that you are well-informed and ready to go when the time comes to place your order with us for landscaping products. Whether you have ordered from us before or are a first-time customer, we are so glad that you chose Greely Sand & Gravel, and we can’t wait to help you make your landscaping dreams a reality! Below you will find some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions and lots of valuable tips to make the ordering and delivery process smooth and easy.

When should I place my order?

The timing of your order depends largely on when you would like to complete your project. If you want to get started as soon as possible, we recommend placing an order now through our online store, so you can be first in line for delivery when our soil is ready (usually end of April). As part of the ordering process, you will select a date for your delivery. When ordering several weeks or even months ahead, it is important to make sure that you let us know if your plans change, so we can adjust the delivery date for your order, if needed. Once the spring season has arrived, we strive to offer same day or next day delivery for bulk delivery orders placed over the phone. This is the best way to place your order if you need your products as soon as possible. If you can wait 48 hours or more for your delivery, online ordering allows you to secure your desired delivery date quickly and easily.

How much product do I need for my project?

Figuring out the exact amounts of each product that you require can seem daunting but all you need are a tape measure and our handy cubic yard calculator! Simply measure the dimensions (length, width, depth) of the space you want to cover with your desired product and plug those measurements into the cubic yard calculator found on the left side of each of the product pages on our website. Your measurements will need to be in feet and inches. The calculator will tell you how many cubic yards of product you require based on your measurements. We recommend rounding that number up to the closest yard, to ensure that you don’t run out, even if your measurements change a little along the way.

How do I prepare my property for the product(s) to be delivered?

Whether your order is being delivered in our convenient Greely Gardening Bags, or as a loose bulk load, it is crucial that you clearly indicate where on your driveway or property you would like your product placed. Our drivers are highly trained and do their absolute best to put the products exactly where indicated, or as close as safely possible. If you are having your product delivered as a loose load, we strongly advise putting a tarp down to have the load placed on, in order to help contain the product and minimize clean up afterwards. If you are having a bag delivered, marking an “X” in chalk or tape on the driveway is a great way to show us where you would like it placed.

Do I need to be home for my delivery to take place?

No! You do not need to be home for your delivery to take place, as long as you have left instructions about where you would like it delivered and marked the location with an “X”. If you are going to be home, we are happy to follow your verbal instructions as to where your product should be placed. However, it is still a good idea to mark the spot in the event that our driver comes at a time when you are not around.

What happens if it rains?

We deliver rain or shine. If you are having soil, mulch, crushed stone, or stonedust delivered, we recommend covering it with a tarp once the load has been delivered to keep it dry. This will minimize mess and make the product easier to work with once you begin your project. If you need to reschedule your delivery due to concerns regarding the weather, please call our office at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled delivery.

What’s the best way to contact you?

At Greely Sand & Gravel, we aim to deliver the best quality products with a high level of customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready and willing to assist you in planning and placing orders, as well as helping you become familiar with our extensive array of products. Give our office a call at 613-821-3003 to talk to one of our team members.

We are also pleased to be able to offer a quick, easy online ordering experience through our informative website. Browse our many product pages to see photos and read more about our soil, sand, gravel, decorative stone, and more. We have also added a new option for our customers to create an account with us online. This will speed up the ordering process and also allows you to see what you ordered previously when you go to make a new order. No more guessing at what type of mulch you used last year! Quickly and easily match your existing products by looking at your previous orders.

Still have questions? Give us a call today at 613-821-3003 or look around on our website for more information on our products, the ordering process, and more!