How can I pay?
We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Where do you deliver?
The map below shows our delivery area. We're able to deliver outside the shaded area for additional cost.
How much I will need?
The first question for most of our customers is how much soil or mulch will they need. We sell soil and mulch by the cubic yard. Here's a quick calculator to determine how many cubic yards you'll need for your project.
To calculate how much soil, mulch, sand or gravel you'll need to complete your project, specify the size of the area you want to cover.
- One 18 Kg. bag is about 1 cubic foot.
- 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard.
- 1 Cubic yard of soil covers approximately 300 square feet at a depth of 1 inch.
- 1 Cubic yard of mulch covers approximately 100 square feet at a depth of 3 inches.
- One cubic yard of mulch equals nine 3 cubic foot bags.
Tips for Installing Soil and Mulch
1. Measure the area you wish to add new soil or mulch to.
2. Order your soil or mulch from The Cutting Edge, rather than obtaining "compost or ground up trees from community recycle piles" or recycled skid materials. This way you won't be spreading diseased, infected or contaminated soil or mulch around your plants.
3. Trim your shrubs and remove all sod and weeds from your garden beds.
4. Loosen existing soil for good moisture penetration.
5. Installing a border or edging to contain your soil or mulch is optional.
6. Apply landscape fabric to top of beds and cover with 3-4" of mulch to further control weeds. Fabric will last 5+ years when installed correctly.
7. Install your soil or mulch and level to desired thickness.
8. After your initial installation only a mere topping up of soil or mulch is necessary to bring back the fresh new look annually.
9. Enjoy!! Your plants will.
What are the benefits of mulching?
You may not be aware that mulching is the most effective way to save time and money in caring for your landscaping. Here's how you'll save money, and your plants will thrive with mulch:
- Mulching around all your gardens can reduce watering by 75%. Think of the time and water you'll save.
- Mulch is all natural so it enriches the soil and provides many needed nutrients to the plants as it decomposes.
- Mulch helps control weeds and soil erosion.
- Mulch to protect plants from summer drought and winter freezing.
Tips for Top Dressing and Over Seeding
1. Measure out the area you are top dressing. Call The Cutting Edge and order the soil mixture best suited for your lawn.
2. Rake out the old thatch in the lawn. If thatch is really thick power raking or dethatching may be necessary. Rake up and remove any thatch from the lawn area.
3. Mow the lawn one level shorter than usual and collect the grass clippings.
4. Install soil onto lawn area, level the areas with the back of a rake until the soil is level with surrounding area.
5. Make sure you use the correct grass seed for your lawn, ex. Full sun, shade or mixed. Coverage is approx. 0.5kg seed for 200 sq. ft. Seed thickly and evenly. Incorporate the seed into the soil gently, using the backside of the rake.
6. Water gently with a fan nozzle so you don't wash the seeds away. Keep moist until the seed germinates. Once the new seed is established, resume regular watering.
7. Wait at least 2-3 weeks before mowing or fertilizing new seed; mow lawn higher especially during hot weather. Fertilize 3-4 times per year for a healthy lawn.