YARD AND GARDEN PRODUCTS    *sold by the pail or a yard, to many yards.

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Compost

Mushroom Manure
Mushroom Manure

A rich material to add to any lawn or garden bed.

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Mushroom Manure

Mushroom manure consists of a basic mix of straw and animal manure. It can be used to mulch around perennials, trees and shrubs and for flowers and vegetables. It should be mixed thoroughly with existing garden soil, or add a small amount to a container and mix well before planting. Mushroom manure is a great addition to garden soil as it enriches the soil, supplies nutrients, and increases the water capacity of existing soil.

Salish Soils Fish Compost
Salish Soils Fish Compost

Salish Soil's signature compost is our premium product, a mix of certified organic trout, salmon and forest waste. Cured over a 3 month period and then double screened to perfection,Original Salish Soils Fish Compost meets all Organic Matter Recycling Regulations and is a supreme organic growing medium for top-dressing your beds. This product feeds your soil in the fall/winter/spring for a healthy and nutrient rich soil.

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Salish Soils Fish Compost

Salish Soil's signature compost is our premium product, a mix of certified organic trout, salmon and forest waste. Cured over a 3 month period and then double screened to perfection, Original Salish Soils Fish Compost meets all Organic Matter Recycling Regulations and is a supreme organic growing medium for top-dressing your beds. This product feeds your soil in the fall/winter/spring for a healthy and nutrient rich soil.

Natural Compost
Natural Compost
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Salish Soils Natural Compost

NEW! Your food waste turns into compost and soil Powell River’s food waste will make a round trip and end up in local gardens this spring. For the first time, waste from Powell River’s composting program will be part of the soil sold at T&R Contracting this spring. The soil is created by Salish Soils, who, thanks in part to organics collections programs in Sechelt, Gibsons and Powell River, combine nitrogen-rich food waste with carbon-rich green waste and compost it into lush compost that’s ready for the garden. “It really closes the loop,” says Lance Gray, operations manager at Salish Soils. “It’s made of the stuff you’re growing in it. It has everything your plants require because it is made of plants. You can use it as is, right into your garden. It doesn’t need fertilizer, because it is fertilizer.” The process takes six months in Salish Soils massive 3500-yard composting facility (seen above being inspected by T&R staff), where the food waste is mixed with green waste, left in windrows to compost, allowed to heat to a temperature that kills weed seeds and pathogens, then cured and screened. Though Salish Soils has been making fish compost for a decade, this is the first year that food waste compost has been available, because of the food waste collection programs on the Sunshine Coast. In the Powell River area, Sunshine Disposals collects food waste from the qathet Regional District and City of Powell River compost collection programs, and delivers it to Salish Soils. It’s sold at T&R under the titles Salish Soils Compost, Garden Mix and Landscape Mix.  

Earthbank Fish Compost
Earthbank Fish Compost
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Earthbank Fish Compost

Earthbank fish compost is listed for use in certified organic food production by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). A powerful soil amender: adding 1-2 inches significantly improves soil nutrient content, organic matter, and water retention capacity; boosting plant growth, productivity and resilience.

Salish Soils Products

T&R is proud to be the local distributor for Salish Soils products in Powell River.
*Shipments arrive regularly*

We are excited to offer our compost-based soils, rich with organic matter and nutrients. They are perfect for your lawn or garden!

Salish Soils Fish Compost is used as our base for all products. Salish Soils is BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) certified and meets all criteria set out. The compost is lab tested and results are available upon customer request.

Potting Mix Information
Potting Mix
Potting Mix

Potting Mix is made from a blend of Original Fish Compost, washed filled sand, crusher dust, peat moss, blood meal, bone meal and lime. The Potting Mix covers all your tender seedling needs, and gives young plants a healthy start. Light in texture, this is product is ideal for planter and container growing.

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Potting Mix

Potting Mix is made from a blend of Original Fish Compost, washed filled sand, crusher dust, peat moss, blood meal, bone meal and lime. The Potting Mix covers all your tender seedling needs, and gives young plants a healthy start. Light in texture, this is product is ideal for planter and container growing.

Fish Compost
Fish Compost
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Original Salish Fish Compost

Salish Soils uses Powell River's Agrimarine certified organic trout and salmon sourced from the Shilhalh and Tla'amin territory to produce Salish Soil's signature compost which is our premium product, a blend of certified organic trout, salmon and forest waste. Cured over a 3 month period and then double screened to perfection, Original Salish Soils Fish Compost is BC MOE OMRR certified and is a supreme organic growing medium for top-dressing your beds. This product feeds your soil in the fall/winter/spring for a healthy and nutrient rich soil. Lab test available to customers upon request.

Salish Soil Garden Mix_May2017
Salish Soil Garden Mix_May2017

Salish Soils Garden Mix is our top on the line Garden Soil. It is made up of 70% Original Fish Compost and 30% wash filled sand. Prefect for all NEW flower, veggie, and landscaping beds, this mix is the foundation to successful growing as the sand and peat act to retain/drain moisture. Adding Salish compost in the spring/fall completes the process. It can be used for all types of plants including vegetables and flowers.

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Salish Soils Garden Mix

Salish Soils Garden Mix is our top of the line Garden Soil. It is made up of 70% Original Fish Compost and 30% sand. Prefect for all NEW flower, veggie, and landscaping beds, this mix is the foundation to successful growing as the sand mix acts to retain/drain moisture. Adding Salish compost in the spring/fall completes the process.  It can be used for all types of plants including vegetables and flowers.

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Salish Soils Landscape Mix
Salish Soils Landscape Mix

Landscape Mix is made up of 50% Orginal Fish Compost and 50% wash filled sand. This ratio is ideal for turf and lawn seeding, as well as trees and shrubs.

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Salish Soils Landscape Mix

Landscape Mix is made up of 50% Original Fish Compost and 50% sand.  This ratio is ideal for turf and lawn seeding, as well as trees and shrubs.

Salish Soils Natural Food Waste Soils

NEW! Your food waste turns into compost and soil Powell River’s food waste will make a round trip and end up in local gardens this spring. For the first time, waste from Powell River’s composting program will be part of the soil sold at T&R Contracting this spring. The soil is created by Salish Soils, who, thanks in part to organics collections programs in Sechelt, Gibsons and Powell River, combine nitrogen-rich food waste with carbon-rich green waste and compost it into lush compost that’s ready for the garden. “It really closes the loop,” says Lance Gray, operations manager at Salish Soils. “It’s made of the stuff you’re growing in it. It has everything your plants require because it is made of plants. You can use it as is, right into your garden. It doesn’t need fertilizer, because it is fertilizer.” The process takes six months in Salish Soils massive 3500-yard composting facility (seen above being inspected by T&R staff), where the food waste is mixed with green waste, left in windrows to compost, allowed to heat to a temperature that kills weed seeds and pathogens, then cured and screened. Though Salish Soils has been making fish compost for a decade, this is the first year that food waste compost has been available, because of the food waste collection programs on the Sunshine Coast. In the Powell River area, Sunshine Disposals collects food waste from the qathet Regional District and City of Powell River compost collection programs, and delivers it to Salish Soils. It’s sold at T&R under the titles Salish Soils Compost, Garden Mix and Landscape Mix.  

SS Natural Garden Mix
SS Natural Garden Mix
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Salish Soils Natural Garden Mix

Natural Garden Mix is made up of 70% Compost and 30% sand.  Ready to use.

SS Landscape Mix
SS Landscape Mix
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Salish Soils Natural Landscape Mix

Natural Landscape Mix is made up of 40% Compost and 60% sand.  This ratio is ideal for turf and lawn seeding, as well as trees and shrubs. Ready to use.

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Did You Know? Landscaping is a balance between Softscape and Hardscape. Softscape is living and Hardscape is not living. Softscape products are the elements including flowers, plants, tree and shrubs. Hardscape products include gravel - pathways, sand (fire pits), river rock and driveway.

Product Uses

What Is Organic Compost?

  • Salish Soils Compost is made using high and low temperature composting phases and is BC MOE OMRR certified.

  • Salish Soils Compost is rich in organic matter and nutrients

  • Salish Soils Compost is weed free

 

Benefits of Soils using Compost

 

Healthy soils are a critical component of sustainable living. T&Rs compost-based products:

  • Add nutrients to the soil

  • Improve soil structure, texture and aeration

  • Increase the water-holding capacity of soil

  • Loosen clay soils and help sandy soils retain water

  • Promote soil fertility

  • Stimulate healthy root development

  • Reduce reliance on petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides

  • Reduce the need for irrigation

  • Help retain and filter storm water

  • Control erosion and storm water sediment

  • Reduce weeds naturally when applied as mulch

Don't forget to work your soil!

Salish Soils or Earthbank Organic Garden Mix

 
*Screened

 

Salish Soils Organic Garden Mix is ideal for all types of plants including vegetables and flowers. It consists of certified organic compost-based matter and nutrients and sand screened to a specific recommendation to provide perfect growing conditions for plants of any kind. It is free draining and weed free. Good soil is the foundation to allow plants to survive and be abundant.

 

Salish Soils or Earthbank Landscape Mix

 
*Screened

 

Landscape Mix is used for creating new lawn from seed and/or top-dressing or renovating existing lawns. Landscape Mix is a combination of screened sand and compost mixed together to make the perfect growing environment and allowing seeds their best germination opportunity. It is free draining and weed free.

 

The best time of year to plant new grass is spring or fall.

 

When preparing to plant your lawn consider these steps:

 

  • Make sure the area is level

  • Apply Landscape Mix

  • Apply seeds according to directions

  • Lightly rake or roll the area to firm the ground

  • Keep soil moist while the seeds germinate - a must!

 

When preparing to renovate your lawn:

  • Aerate the area as soil can become compacted.

  • Rake the area to remove debris

  • Top dress with Landscape Mix

  • Seed according to directions

  • Rake lightly and/or roll to firm the seed into the soil

  • Keep moist

T&R Contracting is pleased to partner with Salish Soils to provide top quality gardening products and information. Salish Soils Potting Mix, Fish Compost as well as Raincoast Blend (green waste compost) are made using the Gore System in combination with our our own Block Bay screened sand and prepared to Salish Soils specifications. 

For more detailed information see our product use cards.

Stock supply changes seasonally

Soil - from Earthbank Soils

T&R is proud to be the local distributor for Earthbank products in Powell River.
*Shipments arrive regularly*

We are excited to offer our compost-based soils, rich with organic matter and nutrients. They are perfect for your lawn or garden!

Earthbank Fish Compost is used as a base for products. Earthbank is BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) certified and meets all criteria set out. The compost is lab tested and results are available upon customer request.

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Earthbank Garden Mix
Earthbank Garden Mix

Garden Mix is made from a blend of Original Fish Compost, washed filled sand, crusher dust, peat moss, blood meal, bone meal and lime. The Potting Mix covers all your tender seedling needs, and gives young plants a healthy start. Light in texture, this is product is ideal for planter and container growing.

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Earthbank Garden Mix

Invest in you soil!

Improving Soil Quality: For new gardens & new lawns apply 1-3 inches depending on the quality of the existing soil. Mix Earthbank Fish Compost into the top 3-4 inches of soil where roots feed.

Potted Plants: Remove as much soil as possible from the top of the pot without damaging the roots and replace with our fish compost.

Enhancing Potting and Garden Box Mixes: Add 1 part Earthbank Fish Compost to 2 parts of your soil, blend thoroughly. After planting, top dress 1 inch with Earthbank Fish Compost.

Established Lawns: Cover your lawn lightly with 1/4-1/2 inch Earthbank Fish Compost. Rake it in and water thoroughly. Repeat as needed.

As a Mulch: Apply 2-3 inches on pre-existing beds. This provides moisture retention, weed control, and long-term fertility of plants.

Earthbank Fish Compost has been approved for use in certified organic food production (OMRI).

Garden Products from Renuable Resources Ltd.

Earthworm Castings
Earthworm Castings
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GRO4 Organics Inc. Earthworm Castings

Promotes plant growth and root structure. Contains essential plant nutrients. Increases moisture retention. Contains high organic matter and beneficial micro organisms.

Stronger Roots  /  Bigger Blooms  /  Higher Yields

Grassoline
Grassoline
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Grassoline Liquid Fish Fertilizer (OMRI)

All purpose fish fertilizer for your flowers, greenhouse and vegetable gardens. 

Directions for use: Grassoline is an organic based recycled product which can be used at home on lawns, flowers, vegetable gardens and greenhouses. Mix 15ml of Grassoline to 4 litres of water. Can be applied by spray: Dilute 30:1 with water when using a sprayer. Water in thoroughly with straight water after application.

Guaranteed Minimum Analysis:

Total Nitrogen .........................2.00%

Available Phosphorus..............3.00%

Soluable Potash.......................0.00%

Mulch Products

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Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
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Renewable Resources Ltd. Fish and Chips Mulch

Fish & Chips mulch cover is the larger material screened and separated from Renuable Resources Aqua Mulch fish compost fetilizer. Product is used for ground cover and weed control while offering some lingering nutrients from fish composting process which will be absorbed by your plants every water or rain.

Fish & Chips are black in colour and give a nce iniform chunkier sized look which will last for years. To refresh the look simply rake lightly and bring back the dark black colour or top dress your garden with more the following year.

Can be used to top-dress garden beds, around trees and shrubs. Will suppress weeds and also provide some nutrient value.

Aged Bark Mulch
Aged Bark Mulch

Very dark; reduces weeds, enhances growth and conserves water.

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Fir Bark Mulch
Fir Bark Mulch

Reduces weeds, enhances growth and conserves water.

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Mulch Products

Reduce weeds, enhance growth, and conserve water

 

Mulch is made from wood being hogged, composted (a natural heat system) and then processed through a screening plant. The heating starts the decay of the wood that will enrich the topsoil that the mulch is mixed with.

 

Benefits

  • Shrubs & Trees

  • Trails

  • Flower and vegetable gardens, raised beds

  • Weed control: Prevents weed germination

  • Reduces soil erosion from wind and water

  • Conserves water

  • Insulates soil beneath mulch

  • General landscaping beautification

 

Mulch is used to reduce weeds, enhance growth, conserve soil moisture, and protect the soil from erosion and compaction while improving landscaping aesthetics. It also reduces landscape maintenance and keeps plants healthy.

 

Aged Mulch consists of white wood and cedar

Fir Mulch consists solely of fir wood

Cedar Mulch consists solely of cedar

 

Hog Fuel, which comes from the Norwegian word “hogge” meaning “hacked or chipped”

Limestone Products

Limestone 3/4" Clear White
Limestone 3/4" Clear White

An excellent choice for driveways, walkways or decorative landscaping.

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Limestone Salt and Pepper Rock
Limestone Salt and Pepper Rock

Mixed black and white in colour; a great choice for driveways, walkways or decorative landscaping projects.

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Agricultural Lime
Agricultural Lime

Also called aglime is a soil additive made of pulverized limestone. Aglime is used for providing a source of calcium and magnesium for plants, it permits water penetration and it improves the uptake of major plant nutrients of plants growing on acid soils. In horticultural farming it can be used as an insect repellent, without causing harm to the pest of plant. Spinner-style lime spreaders are generally used to spread aglime on fields.

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Limestone Products

 

Our limestone products are decorative rock, but they have other benefits: Applying lime to the garden is an old method of improving acidic soils. Adding lime to clay soils makes it easier to work in and promotes improved drainage. Lime can also be used in sandy soils to help better retain water. Lime in the garden has other benefits:

 

  • Reduces acid soils to a level plants prefer

  • Provides the garden with calcium

  • Promotes good bacteria which helps break down organic materials in the soil. This helps supply nutrients to the garden.

 

2" River Rock
2" River Rock

Colourful rock used for various purposes including pathways, ponds and decorating.

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3" River Rock
3" River Rock

Colourful rock used for various purposes including pathways, ponds and decorating.

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River Rock

Some popular uses for decorative river rock are landscaping and dry river beds. River Rock boulders range in size and colour and can become a focal point of your garden.

 

Vegetated Wall Systems

Start Building Green
 
Build a living structure that provides engineered stability, durability and works with the environment. Flex MSE walls are green solutions for permanent earth surfaces.
 
Flex MSE provides a natural solution when near vertical walls are needed. They are simple to install and very cost effective.
 
Flex MSE structures are low maintenance, anti-graffiti, storm water friendly, and noise reducing. They also reduce concrete's heat island effect. This makes makes them ideal for many public and private applications.

 

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