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Triple mix

Material Calculator

Disclaimer: This calculation tool is for general use only and provides only an approximate estimate of product requirements. Ferndale Gardens makes no claims as to the accuracy of the calculation below and recommends its use at your own risk and satisfy yourself of the product quantity to purchase.

Add premium grass seed to your online or offline order

Small items (like bags of seed, rolls of landscape or filter cloth, ground grids) can be put in the truck with a triple mix and delivered at no extra cost if the space is available in your truck shipment.

We carry a variety of grass seed mixes for different needs in the Canadian climate. We, Rock and Gravel Boutique Ferndale Gardens, are an Authorised Retailer of Number One seed manufacturer in Canada. This manufacturer is the only one in Canada that uses LS (Lateral Spread) grass, a blend of elite grass varieties bred specifically to excel under intense wear. LS grass is so unique it's been awarded a patent! Most of the mixes we sell contain tough LS grasses. They are not only able to withstand wear! They also can self-repair those heavy traffic areas.

Use the material calculator on any lose product page

The material calculator at the top of the page will help you find out the triple mix quantity you need. Just enter the length and width of the area in feet and the layer depth in inches. Then press "Calculate." You can buy 0.5 cubic yards or more bulk material online, including triple mix, on this website. If you wish to deliver it yourself to your garden, then pick it up in our yard with your open-box pickup truck or trailer.

Triple mix composition and usage

Our triple mix contains 1/3 topsoil, 1/2 compost, and 1/3 combination of horse and chicken manure. It means our triple mix is natural topsoil fortified with natural components improving its fertility, water-retaining capacity, and air permeability.

Use it for lawns, flower beds, fruit and vegetable gardens, or when replanting seedlings.

The triple mix is NOT intended for potting. Therefore, it is also NOT recommended as a component of potting soil.

Concerning the suitability of the triple mix for vegetables, you have to check it for each crop you will grow. Some plants thrive on manure-containing soils (like onions), and others (like blueberries) do not tolerate even small amounts of manure. Most are somewhere in between. For manure-sensitive plants, it is safer to use triple mix in the fall time, as a significant part of the manure can decompose till spring.

If you are not sure about how good manure is for a particular plant, then use topsoil and add to it everything the specific plant requires. If you don't know what the plant needs, add a little bit (better less than more) of universal mineral fertilizer or add nothing, as our topsoil is pretty fertile.

Concerning the source of our topsoil, it comes from different places. For example, when excavating for construction, they take the upper black soil layer off. This soil is screened and used as garden soil or for making the triple mix. The soil can also come from a farm. It is hard to know where a specific lot of soil comes from.

If you are not sure if our topsoil is good for growing your food, you can gradually create your healthy fertile soil by adding organic fertilizer. One of the ways to create organic fertilizer is composting your food and yard waste. Another option to fertilize your soil organically is with growing green manure and cover crops.

So far, nobody complained about our topsoil.

Are there any weed seeds in the Triple mix?

The triple mix contains natural soil, hence weed seeds may happen in it. It is possible to kill weed seeds in natural soil by heating the soil to high temperatures. But this way, you also kill soil microbial flora that plays a crucial role in natural soil fertility self-regulation; such soil turns into a mechanical mixture of dead components. It is not a living thing anymore. You can grow plants in it, but such soil will need more care from you. Another way to kill weeds: using herbicides leads to environmental pollution and even poisoning insects, humans, and animals. For a private lot, weeding and mulching are preferable. Also, consider planting your cultural plants a little denser, so the weeds don't have space to grow.

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2022

NOTE: This product can NOT be purchased online. If you want to buy it, please, contact us.