Information for Product Pick-Up
Yes, you can come and pick-up your order.
We have two customer-friendly landscape depots located at either end of the city. Both of our depots are clean, safe and easy to use. If you have a pick-up truck or trailer, we are able to load it with our convenient 1 cubic yard bucket. Keep in mind if your truck has a cap, we will not be able to load you with our loader; therefore, you would need to load yourself. Please note: Any trucks or trailers being loaded must be safe and meet MTO standards. Please bring a tarp to cover your load before leaving our yard. There is a minimum charge of $40.00 for a pick-up truck or trailer loads. Applicable taxes are extra.
If you do not have a truck or trailer, there are many other means of picking up a product you desire – compost containers, recycle bins, pails, and much more. Please remember to bring a shovel!
**Please note, the current Environmental Charge applies to the pick up prices.
We’d love to have you come to either of our two conveniently located landscape depots! For price lists for each depot, please click here.
Click here for the locations to our main office and our two customer-friendly landscape depots.
A list of products and their prices are available at: West End Landscape Depot Price List 2023
Unfortunately, coupons are available for online delivered orders only.
Information for Ordering
The best way is to contact us at 613-821-3003 where you will always reach a live person when you call. We will be happy to discuss your order with you to ensure you have the right product for your job.
You may also conveniently place your order online during the Spring and Summer seasons, from the comfort of your home or office!
If you visit our landscape depots to view our products, you are able to place your order in person at our landscape depot at 1971 Old Prescott Road in Greely. Unfortunately, you are not able to place an order in person at our landscape depot located at 3350 Moodie Drive.
|Full Loads (Soil & Mulch):||Single Axle Dump Trucks||8 Cubic Yards|
|Tandem Dump Trucks||18 Cubic Yards|
|Tri Axle Dump Trucks||22 Cubic Yards|
Note: All products are available as low as 1 cubic yard. Maximum load size for stone and aggregates varies by product. Please call us for more information.
(1 cubic yard equals 6-8 wheelbarrows)
Yes, we deliver split loads in a single axle, tandem, and tri-axle trucks to one location. This means that you can get two different products in one truck. Our split truck boxes are designed to have a gate in the middle to keep the products separated. The middle gate is locked in place until the driver clicks the release button. So as the truck box lifts, the product at the back of the truck will come out first. The truck will move ahead, the driver clicks the release button which allows the middle gate to swing, which in turn allows the second product to slide out of the box into a second pile.
Refer to below for truck quantities available. Split loading charges apply.
|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.
(1 cubic yard is approximately 6-8 wheelbarrow loads)
Click here for photos and further explanations of what a cubic yard looks like.
For online orders, you can pay by Visa or Master Card.
For orders placed via telephone, we accept Visa, Master Card, or E-Transfer.
For pick up loads, you can pay be Visa, Master Card, debit card, OR CASH.
Unfortunately, only one coupon code can be used per online order.
Unfortunately, coupons are available for online delivered orders only.
Information about Bags
Yes! Greely’s Gardening Bags are 1 cubic yard bags that are 3 ft X 3 ft X 3 ft. You can receive soil, mulch, river stone, sand or crushed stone in our 1 cubic yard bags. And our Gardening Bags are a full cubic yard, 100% guaranteed! Clean and convenient!
We also have half cubic yard bags which are 29″ X 29″ X 28″ AND 1/4 cubic yard bags which are 24″ X 24″ X 20″. Perfect for those small projects!
A cubic yard in a bag and a cubic yard in bulk is the same volume, 27 cubic feet. Check out our video!
Information for Delivery
No, you do not need to be home for the delivery. We ask that you mark your desired delivery location with an X. When placing your order you are required to select a delivery location, you can also leave notes for additional information.
We need a space of 12 feet wide and 15 feet high.
The trucks vary in length from 18 feet to 30 feet, which depends on the size of your load.
You take responsibility of your driveway past the curb and must give us permission to drive on to your driveway, via online order or when placing the order via telephone. During a hot summer the driveway can get very hot. So when a heavy dump truck goes on to your hot driveway, it could cause damage. Be sure to keep this in mind when placing your order online or discussing your dump location with our staff.
If you would like your bulk load dumped, or the Yard Waste Bin placed, on the street in front of your home rather than on your driveway, you MUST arrange for a temporary encroachment permit through the City of Ottawa. The driver will not dump the load or place the container on city streets until you provide the driver with the proper permit. For more information on temporary encroachment permits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-1-1.
Yes, we will still accept small amounts of excess soil from residential sites. The excess soil must be uncontaminated and free of toxins. To comply with the new regulations for excess soil you will be required to provide more information about where the soil originated.
- We will need the address of the site of origin of the excess soil.
- Name and phone number of the person responsible for overseeing the loading and transportation of the excess soil.
- The license plate number of the vehicle transporting the excess soil.
- Date the excess soil was removed from the original site, and where it has been since removed from the original site.
Yard Waste Bin
The Yard Waste Bins are similar to a dumpster, they are 8 x 10 feet and left on your property for you to fill at your convenience. they can hold 8 cubic yards of soil.
Our bins are for landscape materials only. You can fill them with excavation waste such as excess soil, sand, stone, sod, and interlocking bricks OR the bin can be filled with leaf and yard waste such as grass clippings, branches, leaves, and plant clippings.
We don’t want the materials mixed because they need to be taken to different disposal sites.
Our bins are for landscape materials only. Not only do we haul away unwanted landscaping waste, but we also deliver fresh landscaping materials in the bins. In order to keep our bins clean and uncontaminated for all deliveries, we do not want any household waste in our roll-off bins.
Yes, when you order a Yard Waste Bin rental we can deliver up to 8 cubic yards of soil or mulch and up to 5 cubic yards of sand or stone. The new landscaping products can be left in the bin for you to empty at your convenience or can be dumped loosely on your property with the bin left empty and ready to be filled.
This article defines organic topsoil and outlines the benefits of using organic topsoil, such as Greely’s Topdressing Soil, in your gardens and flowerbeds.
The undesirable grasses that are appearing on lawns during hot summers are annual grasses. There have been two types that become active due to the hot and humid weather. Both Barnyard grass and Green Foxtail have a lighter colour to the leaf which makes them very conspicuous compared to darker lawns. These annual grasses have sprouted from seed that was either in the sod base soil or the topsoil. These seeds can stay dormant for years and only initiate when they get the right summer weather conditions. Being annual grasses they will not survive past the first killing frost, or mid September. The nature of the plant is to grow quickly and try to create new seed. It is important that homeowners overseed regularly to encourage a dense root system so as to not provide space for annual grasses to grow and to keep their lawns mowed so the annual grass doesn’t have the opportunity to form new seed heads. These grasses are more of a nuisance and will not affect the quality of the lawn long term. These annual types seed are present in soils throughout Ontario and unfortunately there are no tools available to control these dormant seeds.
Proper mowing, irrigation and fertilization practices prevent many weed problems. Mow every three to five days during growth periods to keep the lawn at a height of 2 ½ to 3 inches during the summer months. Leave clippings on the grass after mowing. Grass clippings provide about 20 percent of the fertilization needs of most grass types. Fertilizer needs vary according to grass species, but nitrogen is the nutrient most needed by all grass types. It is important that homeowners overseed regularly to encourage a dense root system so as to not provide space for weeds to grow. Organic compost fertilizers are applied once or twice yearly because they release nutrients slowly into the soil. Irrigate when the top 2 inches have dried out — or two to three times per week. Deep, infrequent watering discourages weed growth.
The dye used in our mulch has been proved to have extremely low toxicity and is manufactured by Colorbiotics.
Be sure when applying mulch to not choke out your plants. Let them have some breathing room by keeping the mulch away from the base of the stems.