Soils and Gravels

Bulk Soils and Gravels

Wheelbarrel Nursery carries the following:

  • Good Garden soil – Screened top soil with garden compost and fish soil blended in
  • Sea soil
  • Driveway Chip
  • Navvy jack
  • Mulch – medium grind, a brighter colour. We use this for pathways at the garden centre
  • Mulch – fine grind, dark. We use this in large beds to keep weeding to a manageable level.

Deliveries should be rounded to nearest half yard.

How to calculate Yardage Required

Length x width x depth (in feet) divided by 27

Example

to add 4 inches of mulch to a 12 x 10 space
12 x 10 x .333 divided by 27 = 1.48

Deliveries should be rounded to nearest half yard.

Inches expressed as feet

1 inch = .083 feet
2 inch = .1666 feet
3 inch = .25 feet
4 inch = .333 feet
5 inch = .416 feet
6 inch = .5 feet

Bert

Bert

Bert was born in 1969 and has lived a long and well maintained life. He is perfectly sized for our smaller properties with little turnaround room and narrow driveways.

He can carry 5 yards of soil, compost or mulch in one load or 2 to 2.5 yards of gravel.

Ernie

Ernie

Ernie has been around since 1970 and worked very hard before his semi-retirement on Gabriola Island.

As well as loading Bert, he will happily load your own truck.

Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is the other member of our mechanical family. He is a relative youngster being born in 1984. We nicknamed him Oscar as he is a little rough around the edges and quite grumpy about starting. However once he has been sweet talked into cooperating he is a reliable pickup and delivery vehicle.

Bagged Soils

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Fish Compost

Supplier
Earthbank

Size
30 litre

NPK
1.5-2 N

Other Info
OMRI listed, fish and forest fines composted minimum of 2 years

Sea soil Compost

Supplier
Sea Soil

Size
30 litre

NPK
2.1-.16-.05

Other Info
OMRI listed, fish and forest fines composted minimum of 2 years

Secret Mix Potting Soil

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
35 litre

Other Info
Quality humus, 20% natural peat moss, mulch, sand, perlite

Outdoor Mix

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
20 litre

Other Info
Contains Osmocote, 20% natural peat, mulch, sand, perlite

Organic Potting Mix - 50 L

Supplier
My Soil

Size
50 litre

Other Info
Contains natural zeolite, organic kelp, natural coir, organic compost, Canadian Peat

Organic Potting Mix - 40 L

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
40 litre

Other Info
Contains peat soil, organic compost, peat, sand perlite

Container Mix

Supplier
My Soil

Size
50 litre

Other Info
Natural zeolite, orgainic kelp, water saver, slow release plant food, perlite

Booster Mix

Supplier
My Garden

Size
50 litre

Other Info
Natural zeolite, organic kelp, natural dolomite lime, earth boost

Coconut Coir

Supplier
My Coco

Size
50 litre

Other Info
Pre expanded, ready to grow

Pro Top Soil

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
30 litre

Other Info
Peat loam, peat moss, sand, composted steer

Steer Manure

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
10 kg

NPK
1.-.5-1.5

Other Info
Composted steer manure

Mushroom Manure

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
10 kg

NPK
1.-.5-1.

Other Info
Composted mushroom

Chicken Manure

Supplier
Islands Finest

Size
9 kg

NPK
1.5-.5-1.5

Other Info
Composted chicken manure

Peat Moss 3.8

Size
3.8 cf

Other Info
Compressed Canadian Peat

Peat Moss 2.2

Size
2.2 cf

Other Info
Compressed Canadian Peat

Sunshine Mix

Size
3.58  cf

Other Info
#4. Organic Professional Growers Mix

Lime - Dolomite (fine Powder)

Size
11.34 kg

Other Info
fine powdered form

Lime - Dolomite (pelleted)

Size
11.34 kg

Other Info
pelleted easy to handle