As you’ve noticed Golden Spike Road is being re-surfaced.
To help get to our store please see the re-direction map below.
We will be open Monday, September 4! 10am – 4pm – No deliveries
One of the easiest ways to ensure a healthy-looking lawn is with high-quality, nutrient-rich topsoil. Healthy topsoil allows for the growth of healthy grass, which in turn helps to prevent the growth of weeds. At The Black Dirt Company, a provider of landscaping supplies and topsoil in Edmonton, we often help our customers figure out exactly how much topsoil they need to get their grass growing green and thick.
See what’s happening! Like their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grovecruise/
Have you seen our new billboard along the hiway?
Here are some photos of the “Conversation Couch” traveling across our community!
The conversation couch is an engagement tool that encourages people from across our community to listen deeply to one another in order to make new connections, form relationships, and find our more about oneself and others!
Community Compass –
We’re open 10am – 5pm Monday, May 22 – Pickup Only (No Deliveries)
Visitor and Customer Responsibilities
|Where does sod come from?||Manderely sod farm.
On their farm they grow millions of square feet of sod.
|When do we get sod?||Once the farms fields thaw and dry out they start cutting.|
|How often do we get sod?||Every day except Sundays|
|How big is the sod?||2’ x 5’|
|When can you plant sod?||All year from spring to late fall.|
|How much topsoil do I need under my sod?||Good soil @ 3”-6”|
|Should I fertilize when I lay sod?||Yes, best to put a root starter fertilizer on the ground under the sod.|
|How long will sod last before I lay it?||Sod is a living, perishable product.
Lay it immediately.
|Do I water right away?||Yes, water the area within 30 minutes of laying so that your soil is wet to a depth of 1” beneath the sod. One litre of water in the first hour does more than six litres of water three hours later.|
|How do I water after it is planted?||The sod and the underlying soil needs to be moist and not dry out until the roots establish.
This should be one to three weeks.
|What about watering after it is established?||Your lawn needs an inch of water/week, including rain, when it is actively growing.|
|I am getting mushrooms in my new sod||Mushrooms often appear in new lawn during the period of establishment because new sod requires frequent watering.
Mushrooms DO NOT harm the lawn and will disappear when irrigation is reduced.
We rent sod rollers & aerators!
We are finally in the fields preparing for the spring/summer rush! There are a lot of things to consider each spring such as our approaches, road bans, and tracking mud into the public roads.
We’ll be loading and hauling screened topsoil from our Grove Drive East location starting this Wednesday May 3rd @ 7:00 am sharp!
The look and health of their lawn are often at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds. Come spring time, lawn care demands a good deal of time and attention, leaving homeowners looking for quality topsoil, mulch, and landscaping supplies in Edmonton. Some homeowners even consider making the switch to a synthetic lawn instead.
Mulch is one landscaping material that no gardener should go without. It can both improve the appearance of your yard and protect your plants. Mulch should be on your list of essential landscaping supplies for your Edmonton home.
We will be enjoying time with our family and friends over the holidays!
Thank you for your continued support & Happy Holidays!
∗ December 23: 8am – noon∗ ∗ December 26: Closed∗ ∗ December 30: 8am -noon∗
Let us be your one-stop shop for all your winter needs; Firewood, sanding chips and ice-melt. Winter Solutions
We’re open all year round!
During the winter months we provide firewood, sanding chips, de-icer and ice melt. This year we have ORGANIC de-icer and ice melt!! Come in today for more information and to purchase all your winter solutions!
Bring in a 5 gallon pail for the Spruce Grove Kinettes Christmas Hamper and get 15% off your purchase!
Drop off your donations with us by December 9, to support the Spruce Grove Kinettes Christmas Hampers!
video credit: Brenda Hehr
There are so many things to be grateful for…
We’re excited, proud and humbled to receive the Community Spirit Award, ‘The Watch’ created by Edward McLean.
As we celebrate the new ventures in the company we won’t forget where we started… It’s because of our employees that we are where we are today! Thank you to everyone that has supported us throughout the years!
We will be closed Thanksgiving weekend!
Closed October 8, 9, 10
Tammy was a huge help and we got all the stone we needed, as well as a fire pit (not that we will get to use it this summer LOL). We will be back for some black dirt and mulch as well. Thanks Darren for your help and your company’s great service.
I was standing in the office waiting for Bill to load some sand and watching your staff. They are so organized and run that office and yard like a well-oiled machine. Congrats to you on great hiring.
Check out our YouTube Channel for installation guides.
Get your firewood at the Black Dirt Company!
It’s hard to believe but summer’s almost over. With the colder weather just around the corner now’s a good time to start getting your garden in gear for the winter wind-down. Keep reading for some tips that will help you get your backyard ready for fall.
Prepare your lawn for winter by giving it some love during the final days of summer. Boost your lawn’s health now and you’ll have a head start come spring with these tips:
Once the growing cycle for your herbs and vegetables is complete, you can work on cleaning up their bed:
Part of your fall checklist should be devoted to thoroughly cleaning all of your landscaping materials and equipment before storing them for winter. Simply:
Take care of your perennials and potted plants before overnight temperatures start to dip. A little bit of preparation during fall can help your plants survive the winter and save you time next spring.
Visit The Black Dirt Company in Edmonton today to pick up the supplies you need to prepare for the season ahead. You can find everything you’re looking for at The Black Dirt Company from landscaping materials, to mulch and topsoil, firewood and so much more! Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.
We are very excited to host the awards ceremony on Saturday, August 27 @ Jubilee Park!
Meet all the associations and sponsors while enjoying a free burger or hotdog!
For more details go to the Facebook event!
Missed Josh’s interview on Monday? Here it is!
Missed the interview on air? Find it here on YouTube and SoundCloud.
We offer a wide range of Expocrete and Barkman products! To help with the purchase and installation of the product, each company offers guides.
Come in today to see them in person!
If you missed the interview on the radio this morning! Here it is!
I wanted to write a quick note with a shout out to the front end staff at the Black Dirt Company. The friendly, knowledgeable and helpful girls make coming in a great experience. I have always had quick service and great advice. Thank you, thank you.
This past week, I have had some great help from the young man out in the yard, he patiently helped me pick out the right product for the right job. Nicely done.
Thanks, Doreen from Green Tree Pruning – 780.909.7995
If you missed Sheldon Davis from Four Elements Electric Ltd on 88.1 The One with an update for Compete to Contribute you can find it here:
Gardens are plentiful with our “light and fluffy” Premium Garden Mix.
Check out our new hours of operation!
What a great initiative by Parkland Food Bank!
Thank you to Laverne from Pankratz Enterprises for the awesome interview today!!
If you missed it, here’s the video!
Listen for our owner, Darren Hinkel and Josh Myshak from Myshak Group of Companies on 88.1 The One – March 29!
Here’s the video if you missed it!
If you missed it… Here’s the recording from this morning!
We’re kicking off Compete to Contribute March 15!
Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association is a voluntary trade association for businesses in the ornamental horticultural industry across Alberta. Landscape Alberta members are involved in various sectors of the industry, and the association represents Landscape Contractors (design, construction, maintenance), Arborists, Lawn Care Providers, Tree Nurseries, Garden Centres, and Sod Producers.