PRODUCTS

PLANT’S CHOICETM PRODUCT COMPOSTITION

Using Compost has many benefits including:

high organic content      
improves soil structure      
improves drought tolerance  
increases drainage and soil aeration   
slow release of nutrients
increases root structure
helps suppress plant disease
kills weeds during processing

 

Our Compost Blends:

At Plant’s Choice, our many years of composting experience gave us great insight to the many advantages and benefits of adding compost to topsoil…resulting in superior soil amendment products.


Plant’s ChoiceTM Triple Mix
Plant’s ChoiceTM Triple Mix is a blend of peat loam, Plant’s ChoiceTM Garden Blend and sandy loam topsoil. The mixture is screened through our ½” screening plant and made ready for sale.

Uses: Plant’s ChoiceTM Triple Mix is a great alternative to our Garden Blend. It has all the benefits of our Garden Blend, plus its darker colour makes it look fantastic!

 

Plant’s ChoiceTM Garden Blend
Plant’s ChoiceTM Garden Blend is a mixture of compost and sandy loam topsoil. The ratio is approximately 80% compost blended with 20% sandy loam. The mixture is then screened through our ½” screening plant and ready for sale.

Uses: Plant’s ChoiceTM Garden Blend is an excellent additive for bulking up existing flower gardens and /or vegetable gardens due to its high nutrient content.

Plant’s ChoiceTM Double Screened Garden Blend
Plant’s ChoiceTM Double Screened Garden Blend has the same ratio of compost and sandy loam topsoil as our Garden Blend, but the material is put through a second round of screening to produce a finer end product.

Uses: Plant’s ChoiceTM Double Screened Garden Blend is an excellent additive for existing flower gardens and /or vegetable gardens due to its high nutrient content. It’s a great way to start off a brand new garden or bed due to it’s beautiful consistency.

Plant’s ChoiceTM Lawn Blend
Plant’s ChoiceTM Lawn Blend is also a mixture of compost and sandy loam topsoil. The ratio for this blend is approximately 50% compost blended with 50% sandy loam. The mixture is then screened through our ½” screening plant and ready for sale.

Uses: Plant’s ChoiceTM Lawn Blend is perfect for filling low spots in your yard; preparation for seeding and laying sod; and a great way to get a new lawn off to a new start. In addition, it can be used to bulk up gardens that you want to build higher as the extra sandy loam gives this product more stability.

 

Our Mulches:

Mulches are great for topdressing your garden to help with weed suppression. They also help the soil retain moisture – a real benefit for your plants during dry summers.

Plant’s Choice offers natural mulches brought in from northern forests as well as woodchips made from recycled wood products. In addition, at Plant’s Choice we have the equipment and experience to custom colour our mulches on site. We are excited to offer four popular choices for those interested in creating a colorful landscape design!

Plant’s ChoiceTM Forest Mulch
A fine, aged mulch consisting of both hardwoods and softwoods. It has a rich, natural dark brown colour which blends in nicely with any surroundings. It is a popular choice for landscapers and homeowners alike.

 

Plant’s ChoiceTM 3/8” Premium Mulch
A special mulch unique to Plant’s Choice! It is consistent double, tub ground mulch which we manufacture right at our yard. Due to its smaller size, makes a great soil conditioner as it breaks down and can then be tilled in to retain moisture. Medium brown in colour.


Plant’s ChoiceTM Hybrid Pine Mulch
Our newest creation! This mulch is made from blending our Shredded Pine and Forest mulches together. The result is a mixture of dark browns with a reddish brown highlight. Provides a nice contrasting colour combination! A more affordable alternative to Shredded Pine Mulch that still emits a wonderful pine scent.

Plant’s ChoiceTM Softwood Mulch
A coarse mulch made from softwood sources, the chips are roughly 2” in size. Lighter in colour, this durable mulch provides great coverage and is easy to apply.

 

Plant’s ChoiceTM Shredded Pine Mulch
A premium mulch which looks great, lasts long and smells wonderful – made from red and white pine, ground to a fine and even consistency.

 

 

Plant’s ChoiceTM Classic Cedar Mulch
Our Classic Cedar Mulch is a premium mulch which comes from Ontario’s north. It consists of freshly ground white cedar bark, which gives it a fibrous texture and a strong cedar aroma. It’s long lasting with a slow decomposition. It starts as a golden brown colour that grays with age.



Plant’s ChoiceTM Coloured Mulches: Black, Brown, Red & Gold
Our four coloured mulches have proven to be extremely popular over the years due to their fantastic colour and universal appeal. Use in landscape settings to create dramatic colour contrasts with plantings and other garden features.

Note: The coloured mulches are dyed with water based organic compounds. People with extremely sensitive skin or an allergy to iron oxide may want to wear gloves when handling.

 


Our stone:

Southern Niagara is fortunate enough to be located within an area of limestone bedrock. Plant’s Choice brings in small amounts of stone as a convenience to serve residential customers and small scale contractors who don’t want to wait in line at the quarry!

¾” Clear
Consists of clear stone that has been washed and crushed – it does not contain fines.




Uses: This product is construction grade and is used for drainage, weeping tiles, pipe bedding and driveway surfaces.

 

½” Clear
Similar to the ¾” clear stone but smaller. Consists of clear stone that has been washed and crushed – it does not contain fines.



Uses:
A screened material used for pipe bedding and top dressing of driveways. The lack of fines allows for drainage. This product can also be used for the production of surface course asphalt.

Screenings
Screenings are composed of crushed limestone (1-5mm), and therefore packs very well and efficiently.


Uses:
As a base material for interlocking and paving stones, water pipe bedding, pathways, and as a backfill for retaining walls.

Granular A
Is a mixture of stone dust and crushed stone 1” in diameter and smaller.




Uses:
For the surface of roadways, parking areas and driveways, patios and walkways. (Has the appearance & consistency of a mixture of ¾” clear stone and screenings.)

 

Granular M
Also referred to as 5/8” Crusher Run, Gran M is a mixture of stone dust and crushed stone 5/8” in diameter and smaller. Uses: This material is primarily used for shouldering, finish grading and driveways. Due to the finer consistency, it packs very well. (Has the appearance & consistency of a mixture of ½” clear stone and screenings.)

 

DECORATIVE STONE:

River Rock
We classify our river rock as a natural mix of 1-3” sized stone. The stones are smooth and rounded. They don’t pack well, but allow for drainage and are extremely attractive. The colour ranges mostly from gray to a light brown.




Uses:
Can be used in many landscaping applications including ponds, waterfalls and stream beds, edgings for a flower garden, pathways and pool areas. River rock is a beautiful and unique addition which can be incorporated into any landscape design.

 


Pea Gravel
Pea gravel are small, smooth round stones approximately 3/8” in size. Very similar in colour to our River Rock – it varies from gray to light brown.





Uses:
Pea gravel is an attractive choice for applications such as walkways and around stepping stones in walkways. It is also used as accent around garden beds, where in addition to looking good it aids in drainage. It can be used as a base for a patio, driveways and for drainage in flower beds and pots.


Our sand:


Coarse Sand
Concrete Sand is also known as coarse washed sand. It is an aggregate sand that is crushed at the quarry and then washed through a screen to ensure that there are no large pieces of rocks left in it.




Uses:
It is most commonly used as a key ingredient in cement or hot asphalt but can also be used as pipe sand or as a base layer and leveling medium for above ground pools, and patios or walkways made of concrete paving stones.  

 

 

Fine Sand
Fine sand is also known as mason sand. It is similar to concrete sand, but it is crushed finer. It is also washed thru screens to ensure the uniformity of the grain is maintained.




Uses: It can be used in cement, particularly for projects like swimming pools and concrete paving stones where the finer grain gives a more finished appearance. Its finer texture also makes it an acceptable replacement for beach sand used in sand volleyball courts, sand boxes and horse shoe pits.