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Top Soil & Garden Soil

Bed Builder Soil

Bed Builder Soil

Produced by us.

The ideal and economical solution for filling the bottom of large garden beds, or shaping bermed-up shrub beds.

  • Contains 40% added organic content.
  • Contains screened dirt, organics, and some compost. Best described as a silty, sand loam.

As a stand-alone growing media, this soil will perform best by amending the top 6” layer with our Compost or GrowMix Garden Soil that contain additional nutrients – or adding 5 pounds of 6-8-6 pelletized fertilizer per yard to enrich. With either addition, Bed Builder will perform well and support strong root development and plant growth.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the screened dirt content, this soil will contain some weed seed. Please seed, turf, or mulch your installation as soon as possible to help prevent weeds!

We test our soils! Yes, this soil closely meets the 2P planting medium requirements as outlined in the B.C. Landscape Society Spec.

  • 1 Yard: $48.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $38.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $31.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $22.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $19.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $2.75
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $38.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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GrowMix Garden Soil

GrowMix Garden Soil

Produced by us.

A high-quality soil blend that is an excellent choice for veggie-beds as well as building-up landscaping beds in preparation for shrubs, trees, hedge-row, and general planting.

  • Contains 65% added organic content with excellent soil texture and consistency.
  • A blend of organics, compost, and coarse sandy loam. Best described as a well draining, humus-like soil.

This is our best, all-round, fertile soil choice for most landscape and planting applications. Has proven itself across the entire landscape. Contains high fertility with good nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium values. Requires NO ADDITIONAL fertilizer in the first year: wait for a sign of plant need in year two before adding any!

This soil performs best by watering-in heavily TWICE to remove additional salts from the compost before seeding or planting out. Also our best option when dealing with wet areas where drainage is of concern. For really wet areas, placing a few inch layer of bedding sand down first or digging-in a French drain may still be required.

We test our soils! Yes, this soil closely meets the 2P planting medium requirements as outlined in the B.C. Landscape Society Spec.

  • 1 Yard: $68.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $54.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $43.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $32.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $26.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $3.25
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $54.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Turf Soil

Turf Soil

Produced by us.

A well structured, nutritious soil suitable for both turf or seed lawn starts.

  • Contains 40% added organic content.
  • A blend of coarse sandy loam, washed sand, silt, organics, and a good amount of compost to form soil best described as a sandy loam.

We have seen excellent results with this soil!

Adding a pelletized ‘seed and sod starter’ fertilizer will further help establish initial seed or sod development. And please remember when planting from seed, make sure to keep the young grass shoots damp once sprouted with three light waterings per day: morning – noon – and early evening, until your lawn is well rooted in.

We test our soils! Yes, this soil closely meets the 2H planting medium requirements for “high-traffic-lawn” as outlined in the B.C. Landscape Society Spec.

  • 1 Yard: $55.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $44.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $35.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $26.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $21.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $3.00
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $44.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Mulch & Compost

Bark - FINE Mulch

Bark - FINE Mulch

Our cedar-free bark mulch is a rich mixture of tan to red-brown when dry, and darker-red-browns with lighter highlights when wet. This fine-grind mulch is made up of a mixture of fir and hemlock. Great as a garden-topper: helps retain moisture and gives a clean, tidy look.

We generally do NOT recommend using weedbarrier under any mulch because it is a natural product that will eventually break down to a peat-like material, to add organics into your soil. Mulch is best reapplied once the weeds start showing, generally every couple/few years and at a depth up to 4” for best weed control and moisture retention. Best practice is to spread and pile the mulch up to the dripline of existing plants where the foliage ends. Do not pile mulch up in against the crown of plants as this will generally inhibit their growth.

  • 1 Yard: $46.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $36..00
  • 1/2 Yard: $29.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $21.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $18.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $2.50
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $41.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Bark - MEDIUM Mulch

Bark - MEDIUM Mulch

Produced by us.

Often used by landscapers in the know, this mulch is produced from 100% Fir bark – it is dark tan/brown with some lighter tan highlights.

This medium-grind product offers a LONGER LASTING cover than finer mulches due to the larger pieces found in this blend which results in less maintenance. This still contains fine mulched pieces but once rained on, the fines settle in, leaving the larger pieces on top which are less susceptible to being blown off garden beds by stong winds or heavy rains which can be a problem on exposed or steeper sites.

We generally do NOT recommend using weedbarrier under any mulch because it is a natural product that will eventually break down to a peat-like substance, to add organics into your soil. Mulch is best reapplied once the weeds start showing, generally every couple/few years and at a depth up to 4” for best weed control and moisture retention. Best practice is to spread and pile the mulch up to the dripline of existing plants where the foliage ends. Do not pile mulch up in against the crown of plants as this will generally inhibit their growth.

  • 1 Yard: $39.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $31.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $25.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $18.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $15.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $2.50
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $34.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Compost - CERTIFIED -

Compost - CERTIFIED -

A very nutritious blend made exclusively from composted yard trimmings and food scraps. Class A compost that contains ZERO biosolids! This compost is screened to 3/8” and is created under strict controls and testing to create a fine, extremely fertile media that can be used for blending-in with existing on-site soils to improve organic content, soil structure, water retention, soil nutrients, plant root health among other benefits. You will see improved plant health and growth using our compost in your garden beds.

  • Best “turned-in” to existing soil once per year Spring or Fall by spade or rototiller at a 3:1 ratio of soil to compost. If you turn the top 6” of soil, then apply 2” of compost before turning in.
  • Dark color provides excellent contrast with plants.
  • Yes, the compost does have some smell when initially placed, and will have some clumps that need to be lightly broken up.

An excellent, fertile compost that will greatly improve the quality of soils in any garden!

  • 1 Yard: $70.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $56.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $45.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $33.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $27.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $3.50
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $57.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Dark Bark

Dark Bark

Dark Bark is a fir/hemlock bark mulch that has been composted for years, with a rich, dark-brown (nearly black) colour.

Priced right in between our regular Bark Mulch and the Compost, it’s great for your garden and your wallet!

  • 1 Yard: $55.00
  • 2/3 Yard: $44.00
  • 1/2 Yard: $35.00
  • 1/3 Yard: $26.00
  • 1/4 Yard: $21.00
  • 5 Gallon Pail: $3.00
  • Large Volume Pricing
    – $47.00 per yard
    – minimum order: 10 yards
    – applicable on deliveries only
    complete details
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Fish Compost

Fish Compost

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE 2021 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SHUT DOWN FISH FARMS NEAR CAMPBELL RIVER TO PROTECT WILD SALMON STOCKS WE ARE NO LONGER STOCKING THIS PRODUCT.

—> Our closest replacement is Compost certified, now in stock!

  • Large Volume Pricing
    – Not available on this product
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About large-volume deliveries.

We are happy to offer greatly reduced pricing on most of our products when you order large volumes and have it delivered in our tandem-axle dump truck.

  • Minimum orders apply in order to receive the discounted rates: please refer to the individual items above.
  • For tonnage deliveries, we cannot specify an exact weight from the supplier. Actual loads will vary slightly from estimate.
  • For sand and gravel products, we assume 1.2 tonnes = 1 cubic yard. This is an approximation.
  • We must deliver the product in our tandem-axle dump truck in order to receive the discounted rates.
  • Delivery charges are extra. Refer to our deliveries page for current rates (large-volume pricing is based on the "Dual-axle dump truck" or "Dual-axle dump truck & trailer" rates).
  • The tandem truck is usually not available on Saturday or Sunday.

Questions about large-volume deliveries? Please call us at the store at (250) 758-2401. We can help arrange a delivery or clear up any questions you may have.

Looking for Sand, Gravel, or other Non-Organic material?
Head over to our Gravel Mart page!

Book Your Delivery

Phone for delivery Call (250) 758-2401 to book your delivery – we strive for same-day service.

Reserve a delivery time Book a delivery for today, tomorrow, or any time in the future.

Pick-up gravel mart Stop by our yard to pick-up yourself – we load while you wait!

Note: We strive for same-day delivery whenever possible, but sometimes our trucks and drivers will book up completely. Remember to call in advance to secure a delivery day and time that works best for you!


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Why Sharecost?

  • Large, consistent selection
  • Re-stocked on a regular basis
  • Located right in Central Nanaimo
  • No minimum or maximum order
  • Pick-up yourself...
  • Or book a quick delivery
  • Skid-steer loader & operator on site
  • Good, honest prices

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Not listed?

Looking for something that’s not listed below? There’s a good chance we can get it for you. For example, we offer 3"-Minus Clear Crush and 3" Pit Run (MOT Spec) in large quantities, even though they aren’t listed online. Just call (250) 758-2401 and ask!

Large Orders

Most of our bulk materials have a large volume price, either offered per tonne or as a percentage discount. This price is offered when you order large amounts of material (~14 tonnes or 12+ yards) and have it delivered in our tandem-axle dump truck. You can find all of the details here.

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