As much as I like to support a local garden centre, I have to admit that the selection and prices of soil at Canadian Tire draw me there. While cheap plants are often a false economy, I think the less expensive topsoil and composted manure will be sufficient for topdressing and reseeding our lawn this fall.
Of course, anyone who has ever shopped for soil knows that dirt isn't cheap, but I was a bit surprised by the range of prices I found when shopping last weekend. I was looking for bagged topsoil, since my yard is much too small for a delivery by the truckload (which is probably a more economical choice if you need a lot). Our local garden centre had 30L bags for $6.99, but we found 25L bags at Canadian Tire for only $2.39. They also had steer and sheep manure, potting soil, peat moss and compost available.
Posted by Cassandra on Monday, September 14, 2009